Blowing Cool Air on Face Can Ease Breathlessness While Walking

Blowing Cool Air on Face Can Ease Breathlessness While Walking

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Blowing Cool Air on Face Can Ease Breathlessness While Walking

A hand-held fan blowing air on the face eased breathlessness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during short periods of low-intensity walking exercise, a small study reports. “Our positive preliminary findings suggest that fan therapy merits further investigation in larger and more methodologically rigorous studies,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Impact of fan therapy during exercise on breathlessness and recovery time in patients with COPD: a pilot randomised controlled crossover trial,” was published…

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