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reduced lung capacity

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,662
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello...I'm new to forums. Had a spinal fusion many years ago (1963) and have a severe chest wall deformity. As the years have passed my lung capacity has diminished and I recently began using oxygen "therapy". Has anyone had success in improving their breathing through exercise?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,878
    A pulmonologist?

    There are several different meanings when you talk about oxygen therapy. There are a number of different 'aids' that can help build up labored lungs, but since this area covers a wide realm, its best handled only by those qualified to speak regarding pulmonary problems.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I used to be a nurse in a chronic respiratory hospital. As Dilauro stated, I would recommend seeing a good pulmonologist who can teach you ways to conserve energy and to improve your lung capacity.

    Take care and welcome to SH,

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are developing breathing problems. ~X( i do hope the new therapy helps.. :D i am not familiar with it.. stay in touch with your doctor at all times!!! :D good luck and keep us posted! Jenny :)
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