Breathing Retraining Techniques May Help Adult Asthma Patients
A new evidence-based review from AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program finds that complementary breathing retraining methods such as hyperventilation reduction breathing, when compared with other breathing techniques, may reduce asthma symptoms and decrease the use of quick-relief medications. Only minor harms were reported in studies. Patients considering intensive asthma-focused training should not change their use of asthma medication without consulting with their medical provider. Select to access the research review, Comparative Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises and/or Retraining Techniques in the Treatment of Asthma.