Strength of Exhalations May Predict Physical Ability, MS Severity

Strength of Exhalations May Predict Physical Ability, MS Severity

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Strength of Exhalations May Predict Physical Ability, MS Severity

The strength of the muscles used to exhale a breath may predict physical ability and disease severity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a study reported. Patients in this study with weaker expiratory muscles were also those with greater physical disability and more severe disease. The study, “Pulmonary Function and Respiratory Muscle Strength in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis,” was published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis International. In MS, damage to nerve fibers and their protective…

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