How does Airlyn reduce my asthma symptoms?
Your asthma symptoms are caused by inflammation and incorrect breathing patterns. Airlyn’s challenges are designed to improve your breathing pattern, therefore your symptoms, with clinically proven breathing exercises.
The clinical study from the University of Southampton has validated the impacts of these breathing techniques. This large clinical study with the NHS involved more than 600 people with asthma. One group was offered a digital program of breathing exercises, and the other was not.
The group who practised breathing exercises experienced an improvement in asthma symptoms that was two times larger than the group that only took their asthma medication.
Also, they experienced 75% more reduction in activity limitation than the other group.
In the same way that aerobic exercise is beneficial for your heart and muscles, breathing exercises are beneficial for your lungs.
We are all born knowing the perfect breathing technique. However, most of us pick up some bad habits along the way. If you have asthma, you are at a higher risk of developing incorrect breathing patterns. Improving your breathing technique can be a game-changer for you.
The goal of our challenges Asthma CLIMB is to train your mind and body to use the right breathing technique. To help you go back to doing the activities you love, as well as reach the most in your life. When your asthma shows its uglier face, all your breathing training will kick in, supporting you in managing your symptoms. It is like practising martial arts. The more you practice, the easier it will be to use the right technique.
Different processes in our bodies can lead to sensations that are similar, overlap or worsen asthma symptoms. This means that the difficulties that you experience in your breathing, such as shortness of breath, coughing or chest tightness, could be partially caused by your breathing habits. In some asthmatics, breathing patterns may have a great impact on symptoms. In other people, this impact may be smaller.
Breathing exercises will allow you to work on the processes that are caused by your breathing pattern, such as the number of breaths you take per minute, how much air you are breathing and from where (mouth vs nose) and which muscles you are using. By correcting your breathing pattern, you may notice that you experience less asthma symptoms, improved well-being and are less limited in doing what you love.