What is Asthma?
If you have asthma, COPD, allergy or any other respiratory conditions, then a major part of your regular treatment involves use of inhalers. One of the main issues with the use of inhalers is that you inhale a medication dose, but it does not reach your lungs effectively. This section is mainly to understand the fundamentals of how your lungs normally work normally in order to help you improve the medicine intake into your lungs. How your lungs work?
How your lungs work?
- Your lungs can breathe in and out as much many as 22,000 times a day without you even having to think about it
- About 300 cubic feet (8.5 cubic meters) of air goes through your lungs every day
- The actual job of breathing is done mainly by the diaphragm
- These muscles contract when you breathe in, and expand when you breathe out
- This animation shows you how your breathing pattern affects your lungs
Lungs in Asthma
- Asthma is a chronic disease that makes your breathing difficult due to lower supply of oxygen to your body
- But what makes this more interesting is to know what is going on in your lungs during an asthmatic attack
- This animation shows you the various changes occurring in your lungs that causes labored breathing during Asthma
Are you inhaling correctly?
- There's a pretty good chance you aren't breathing correctly
- At rest, when sleeping, and while running, you can probably breathe differently and breathe better
- The Inhalation therapy is effective only when the inhaled drug reaches your lung directly
- You can achieve this by learning and improving your breathing pattern
- This animation teaches you the easy technique to breathe correctly for your inhaler