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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 55-59

A Study on Immediate Effect of Buteyko Breathing Technique during Submaximal Exercise on Cardio-Respiratory Parameters in Young Adults

Rashmi Kumari Hembrom1, Richa H Rai2, Priyanka Chugh2, V.P.Gupta3

1MPT (Cardiopulmonary-Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy), New Delhi, Assistant Professor, Assam Downtown University, Guwahati
2Assistant Professor, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy, New Delhi
3Chief Physiotherapist, CTVS Department, Additional In-charge-CIMR, AIIMS, New Delhi

Corresponding Author: Rashmi Kumari Hembrom


Background: The Buteyko breathing technique, or Buteyko method, is a physical therapy that is used mainly in the management of respiratory conditions. The therapy involves instructing patients in controlled shallow breathing through the nose only, with breath-holding at the end of the exhalation and resuming normal breathing calmly and gently.
Aim: To Study the immediate effect of Buteyko breathing technique during sub-maximal exercise, on cardio-respiratory parameters in young Adults
Methodology: 80 subjects recruited for the study were explained the entire procedure and subjects were taught how to perform Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT). Baseline HR, BP, RPE and PFT were noted as pre-test evaluation and then they were subjected to brisk walking on treadmill with and without BBT randomly. Post-Sub maximal exercise evaluation was done for outcome measures like HR, RPE, BP and PFT (PEFR, FEV1 and FEF (25-75) after both the instances.
Results: On comparing the results of instances sub maximal exercise on treadmill with and without BBT, significant change in RPE was found in both Males and Females.
Conclusion: Buteyko Breathing technique used during sub-maximal exercise does not have any significant immediate effect on cardio-respiratory parameters in young adults

Key words: Buteyko breathing technique, Sub-maximal exercise, Sedentary

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