Daily Breathing Exercises Seen to Slow Progression in IPF Patients

Daily Breathing Exercises Seen to Slow Progression in IPF Patients

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Daily Breathing Exercises Seen to Slow Progression in IPF Patients

Simple breathing exercises as an add-on therapy can safely slow lung function decline and improve quality of life in people with mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a small study reported. After six months of disease-tailored and daily breathing exercises, participants showed significant gains in several measures of lung health. At 12 months, they also had significantly improved exercise capacity, with lower rates of lung function decline and mortality, than did a control group…

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