Posted by Amy
on April 24, 2000 at 23:12:30:
In Reply to: emphysima posted by Eddie on April 21, 2000 at 21:55:37:
: My mother was a 2 pack a day smoker for 40+ years. She is now 81 and has emphysima. She uses an
: inhaler daily and oxygen frequently. We understand there is no cure. However, does anyone know of any
: natural or "alternative" meds that might help relieve her symptoms of shortness of breath?
Eddie: Have your mother talk to the doctor about the use of pursed lip breathing and diaphragmatic breathing.....this has proven successful in helping lots of patients with their feelings of shortness of breath. If no luck there, feel free to email me and I can email you some info!! Good luck!! My father has emphysema also and I am getting ready to graduate with a degree in respiratory therapy, and believe me this works!!