Buteyko for Bronchitis
Bronchitis is a condition characterised by chronic inflammation and damage to the bronchi and lungs, giving rise to increased mucus production with a frequent productive cough, especially in the winter months.
The Buteyko programme quickly produces a reduction in mucus, thereby lessening coughing and so diminishing two of the most distressing symptoms of bronchitis. With practice of the exercises the body becomes more efficient at resisting infection.
Buteyko for Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis is local or generalised dilation of the bronchi, with susceptibility to increased sputum and infection can be greatly helped by Buteyko breathing exercises. Over-breathing gives rise to increased sputum; so by decreasing the breathing, the large amounts of mucus produced reduce. The dilated “pockets” have no cilia, so mucus can be hard to clear. With open airways due to good CO2 levels, clearing infected mucus becomes very much easier.
Buteyko for Chronic Cough
Chronic cough – coughing increases over-breathing and phlegm is part of your lung’s defence mechanism. Coughing on top of wheeze can lead to an asthma attack. With Buteyko you learn how to reduce the incidence of cough and wheeze.