Improper breathing can disturb the oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the body and might contribute to anxiety, stress, and other disturbances. Breathing exercises can be useful in reducing and managing stress. It also helps people with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
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Query: Hi doctor, I have breathing problems, particularly during the winter. Currently, I am using an inhaler, but I would like to try yoga as I read that yoga relieves breathing difficulties. I would like to know if it is true? If so, can you please suggest the best yoga exercise for breathing problems? T... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Yoga is good for improving breathing, and I would also recommend doing it. However, please consult a yoga specialist and practice the exercises under their guidance. Also, please do not stop using inhalers suddenly, as... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 73 years old. She suffers with heart problem. She is having three blocks in arteries. We have been advised to go for stent. The blockage is 90% in one artery, 80% in the second and the third is with 70% block. Now we do not like to go for stent. We are looking for medicines t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an excellent prescription. I am sure that she will get some improvement with it. But, do remember that the effect of medication vary from person to person. ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old obese boy. My weight is 110 kg and I feel myself unfit. I want to start practicing yoga for weight loss. But, I do not know anything about yoga. I want to know, how to meditate and relax our body and mind? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the data your weight is too high for an individual. You need to rebuild your lifestyle by giving time to exercise and yogic techniques. Especially fast rounds of suryanamaskara will help you with your problems. Start slowly and day by day increase the speed of prac... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 90 years old. He has congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is generally in good spirits and is well taken care of. He uses oxygen and his doctors have told him that when his oxygen count goes down, to breathe in and exhale through mouth. Sinc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posing this question. Please find my suggestions below. At age 90, it becomes very important to keep the things simple for the patient. Your effort to teach pranayama is appreciable. I would advise you not to go for any difficult pranayama which is tedious ... Read Full »