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What breathing exercises should I try if I have lung cancer?

What breathing exercises should I try if I have lung cancer?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Dec 20, 2018

There are a lot of people who are aware that lung cancer can cause them to become breathless. A lot of people notice that their breathing may become fast. You would need to know some breathing exercises so that you can continue breathing well. You can sit on the floor with your legs crossed.

Start breathing deeply. Some people say that this can be a bit painful for them but the more that you do it, the more that you will get used to it. This can help train your lungs to continue breathing properly. Those who have non-small cell lung cancer are recommended to exercise in order to strengthen their muscles.

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

E. Stanley
E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Jul 17, 2018

Having lung cancer means that your lung capacity and your breathing is greatly reduced. You can do deep breathing exercises that will allow you to put more oxygen that your body needs. It is best if you would take fresher oxygen when you are in a place surrounded by trees or even when you are at the beach. It may strengthen your lungs greatly even for just a temporary period of time.

Aside from breathing exercises, patients are also encouraged to do some physical activities that may help strengthen the body overall. It can lower your fatigue levels and can perk you up when you are feeling depressed.

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