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Quadriceps Muscle Strength and COPD Outcome

Quadriceps Muscle Strength and COPD Outcome

COPD, a chronic and progressive disease that affects respiratory function in patients, is a complex health issue to handle. In particular, even the prognosis of COPD is difficult due to multiple contributing factors. This is reflected in the compilation of the BODE...

Dyspnea and the effect of RMT

Dyspnea and the effect of RMT

Respiratory diseases are serious issues that significantly impact their patients as well as their caregivers. It is extremely important that these issues be stopped or slowed as much as possible. One of the ways that this can be done is by the addition of muscle...

Effect of RMT on asthma

Effect of RMT on asthma

Diseases that affect our ability to breathe are especially devastating to every day life. This is especially true in patients with issues such as asthma. Increased airway resistance, air trapping and lung hyperinflation cause changes in breathing mechanics and...

Effectiveness of RMT in female asthma patients

Effectiveness of RMT in female asthma patients

Asthma is an issue that affects individuals, both men and women, all over the world. And while you might not initially think about it, it turns out that gender plays a pretty big role in prognosis and treatment options. That’s because men and women respond differently...

Evidence-based Effects of RMT on COPD

Evidence-based Effects of RMT on COPD

As we have seen over the course of a number of blog posts, respiratory muscle training (RMT) can have an incredible effect upon individuals suffering from chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD). Individuals suffering from COPD can suffer from any (or all) of the...

Meta-analysis of the effect of RMT on COPD

Meta-analysis of the effect of RMT on COPD

COPD is a progressive issue that significantly affects the respiratory functions of those who suffer from it. In fact, respiratory muscle weakness in COPD patients contributes to hypercapnia, dyspnea, nocturnal oxygen desaturation and reduced walking distance....