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Three breathing exercises for F0 at home


Pinch-lip breathing exercises help you breathe longer, belly breathing and chest breathing combined with your hands will increase your coordination capacity and improve breathing difficulties.

According to the instructions “Covid-19 health handbook” compiled by lecturers of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, breathing exercises have an important effect on Covid-19 patients, helping to improve respiratory failure. reduce. Here are the breathing exercises:

Puffy-lip breathing

Pinch your lips and inhale through your nose for two breaths, hold for 3-5 seconds if it’s not difficult to breathe after inhaling. Pinch your lips as if you are playing a flute and exhale slowly through your mouth for 4 beats.

Inhale for two counts and exhale for four counts. Photo: medical school

Belly breathing style

– Place one hand on the chest, the other on the abdomen to feel the movement of the chest and abdomen.

– Inhale through your nose, purse your lips, expand your belly, and raise your hand on your stomach. Breathe slowly through your mouth, pursed lips like a flute, belly flattened, hands on abdomen lowered.

– Inhale 1-2 breaths out 1-2-3-4 breaths. Exhale twice as long as you inhale.

The position when lying on the stomach, one hand on the chest, one hand on the abdomen to feel the movement of the chest and abdomen.  Photo: Unica

The position when lying on the stomach, one hand on the chest, one hand on the abdomen to feel the movement of the chest and abdomen. Photo: Unica

Chest breathing combined with hands

– The patient raises his hand to expand his chest while inhaling. You can hold your breath for about 3-5 seconds if it doesn’t cause shortness of breath.

– Bring your hands down and exhale using the pursed-lip method.

Note in the process of breathing exercises when inhaling and exhaling without excessive exertion. Combine pursed-lip breathing with belly breathing or chest breathing with hands in one breath and should be practiced regularly at least three times a day, 5-10 minutes each time. These two movements can be done while sitting or lying down.

In addition, you can refer to breathing exercises under the guidance of doctor Calvin Q Trinh, below:

The doctor instructs F0 to practice breathing to restore lungs at home

Doctor Calvin Q Trinh, Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital (Hospital 1A), instructs how to breathe to restore the lungs. Video provided by doctor.

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