Author(s): Chen YC
OBJECTIVE: To research the therapeutic effect of loaded deep inhale training on mild and moderate COPD smokers.
DESIGN: 30 mild and moderate COPD smokers were divided into the observation group and the control group at random. The observation group underwent loaded deep inhale training in the morning and in the evening twice for 30 minutes each time for 3 months. The control group did regular aerobics like jogging twice a day for 30 minutes as well for 3 months. The power of respiratory muscles and pulmonary function parameters of each group were measured and compared before and three months after the training.
RESULTS: After 3 months of hard training, pulmonary function parameters of the observation group was impressively improved compared with the control group and before training.
CONCLUSIONS: Loaded deep inhale exercise has a remarkable effect on improving pulmonary function of mild and moderate COPD.