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2012 - Effect of Buteyko breathing technique on patients with bronchial asthma

Forty patients with bronchial asthma participated in this study, their age ranged between 30 and 50 years. They were divided into two equal groups, group (A) received Buteyko breathing technique (BBT), and the medications prescribed by physician, while group, (B) did not perform any physical therapy program while maintaining medications as prescribed by the physician. The program continued for 6 weeks. Peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR), Control pause test and asthma daily symptoms (asthma control questionnaire) were measured at the beginning and after the treatment program for both groups.

Results : A significant decrease in daily asthma symptoms, a significant improvement in PEFR, and Control pause in the test group (A), while there was no significant change in group (B).

Study concluded that BBT produce a significant improvement for patients with bronchial asthma as regard daily symptoms, PEFR and Control pause test.

Zahra Mohamed Hassan, Nermine Mounir Riad, Fatma Hassan Ahmed
Effect of Buteyko breathing technique on patients with bronchial asthma
Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis (2012) 61, 235–241

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0422763812000520

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