Getting away from home for some 'you time' is really important. But when your child has asthma, you may be extra concerned by the thought of leaving him with a babysitter. Take the following into account when choosing someone to watch your child. You want to enjoy your time away, but also ensure that your child's asthma gets the best care while you are gone.
Buteyko breathing exercises were developed by Ukrainian physician Konstantin P. Buteyko in the 1960s. Dr. Buteyko believed that asthmatics chronically hyperventilate, or breathe too quickly, resulting in chronically low levels of carbon dioxide. In asthmatic patients, he believed, the low carbon dioxide levels lead to inflammation and bronchoconstriction. Buteyko breathing involves controlling your breathing by decreasing both the volume of each breath and the number of breaths you take per minute. Through a series of exercises you retrain how you breathe. Additionally, Buteyko breathing places an importance on nasal breathing and relaxation techniques.
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