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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training

Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training

(p.215) Chapter 12 Dyspnoea and respiratory muscle training
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the effectiveness of respiratory muscle training (RMT) in the management of dyspnoea. It explains that dysfunction of respiratory muscles occurs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and that this contributes to the development of dyspnoea. Respiratory muscles can be trained by general exercise training to improve strength and endurance. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been found to be effective in reducing dyspnoea and patients can also benefit from education to change breathing patterns.

Keywords:   dyspnoea, RMT, respiratory muscles, COPD, IMT, breathing patterns, disease management

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