The causes can be divided into external and internal. The external causes include allergens, infections, stress, and medications which may have negative effects on the respiratory organs. The internal causes are the malfunctioning of the immune and endocrine systems, autonomic nervous system, and bronchial hyper-responsiveness.
As the disease progresses, the diaphragm and respiratory muscles stop functioning properly, which leads to a breathing difficulty because of the exhaustion of the respiratory muscles.
In the clinical picture, asthma consists of the acute attacks (gasping for air) and periods between them. Acute attacks require hospitalization and intensive treatment. After coping with acute exacerbation, the patient is prescribed therapeutic exercise in complex with breathing exercises.
Breathing technique using the Frolov’s Respiration Training Device includes the key elements necessary for bronchial asthma rehabilitation: long smooth exhale, voluntary control of breathing, establishing a normal breathing rhythm and lungs extra air removal.Positive effects of breath therapy with the Frolov’s Respiration Training Device in patients with asthma:
Another benefit of using the Device is its suitability for pre-school children, pregnant women and patients with concomitant diseases (such as angina, hypertension, hormonal disorders and other diseases).2. Pneumonia
The causes include infection with various bacteria, viruses, fungi that trigger the disease.
The infection causes inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. It hinders ventilation so that alveoli do not get enough oxygen, which leads to the gas exchange misbalance. This causes atelectasis (a collapse of lung tissue) and then inflammation of the lung tissue. Inflammation may affect different parts of the lung — bronchi, alveoli or pleura.
Diagnostic tools include examination and x-rays. Depending on the pattern of ventilation a patient may suffer from restrictive lung disease (impairing lung ventilation) caused by decrease in the lung compliance. When pneumonia is combined with a chronic bronchitis obstructive lung disease may prevail. It is characterized by obstruction of the bronchi with sputum.
Acute pneumonia treatment is aimed at killing the infection with antibiotics, which also reduces inflammation and improves ventilation. In case of the adequate treatment and absence of complications a couple of weeks are enough for complete resolution. In case of additional complications such as atelectasis or empyema in the inflammatory part of the lung, treatment may take from 4 to 6 weeks. If pleura is affected in a patient with pneumonia, 2-3 months are require for complete resolution.
Patients who have recovered from the acute pneumonia are vulnerable to the developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In terms of statistics, up to 84% of patients after hospitalization have bronchomotor function disorders that may lead to the bronchial spasm and the transition from acute disease into chronic.
It explains why acute pneumonia requires not only to focus on the inflammation treatment but also some additional therapeutic exercises starting from the first days of hospitalization.
Therapeutic exercises for pneumonia treatment include conditioning and breathing exercises.Positive effects from the Breathing therapy in patients with pneumonia:
The process of full biological recovery after pneumonia takes from 6 to 12 months, during which rehabilitation is required. Breathing exercises with the Frolov’s Device during recovery and preventive medical examination periods ensure adequate lung ventilation and gas exchange, helping to accelerate full recovery.
Respiration Training Device can be used when the patient is lying down (on the back or on his/her side), which is important taking in consideration different types of pneumonia. The Device can also be used as an inhaler for pneumonia treatment and during the rehabilitation.3. Tuberculosis
The last decade has shown the increase among the people that are sick with the tuberculosis as well as in drug-resistant tuberculosis cases and disease complications. In order to fight bacteria, patients are prescribed 4-5 medications at a time, which often results, along with partial improvement of pathological changes, in such side effects as alteration in lung tissue, pulmonary fibrosis (the development of excess fibrous connective tissue in the lungs that impedes their functions) or bronchial deformation.
The disorders can prolong or complicate breathing problems leading to, respiratory insufficiency and bronchial obstruction. Therefore, tuberculosis treatment should not only fight tubercular bacillus with medications, but also improve lung conditions and metabolism in order to enhance body’s defense mechanisms.
The disease persists over a long period of time and even intensive treatment does not guarantee that the disease will not occur again, especially during the first two years after the recovery from active tuberculosis. Therefore, tuberculosis patients need an intensive rehabilitation throughout this period of time. It should include therapeutic exercise, massage, physiotherapy and resort therapy.Positive effects of the breath therapy in patients with tuberculosis:
The Device settings can be adjusted to suit the patient’s condition and the reserve capacity of the respiratory system and other systems of the human body.
During functional rehabilitation of the respiratory system, in addition to the breath therapy, Frolov’s Respiration Training Device can also be used for phyto-inhalation and aromatic oils inhalation, which helps to improve rehabilitation and life quality of patients.In cases of pulmonary hemorrhage and hemoptysis the use of the Device is contradicted.
Hypoxia can significantly increase adaptation abilities and defense mechanisms of the human body. Cell metabolism switches to an economical and most efficient use of oxygen to supply body with the necessary amount of energy. Moreover, a gradual decrease of oxygen supply triggers anaerobic respiration (without oxygen). These greatly benefit your body by activating the reserve capacity of it and naturally enhancing its self-recovery capability.
In recent years, insomnia has become a pressing problem in developed countries and the number of people suffering from it is increasing every year.
Sometimes insomnia is a symptom of a more serious disorder, not a stand-alone disease. Often it is a symptom of neurosis, some heart disease, mental disorders or neuroinfection. Insomnia is also traditionally considered as an indicator of ageing changes in the nervous system of elderly people.
Sleep disorders can also occur in healthy people after excessive physical or emotional strain. That is why only consistent sleep disorders lasting for a month or occasional sleep disorders over a period of at least three months are considered to be insomnia.
How does breathing technique with the Frolov’s Respiration Training Device help eliminate insomnia?
Although the human brain represents only 2% of the body weight, it receives 20% of the total body oxygen consumption. To carry out all the necessary functions such as food consumption or sleep the brain needs a remarkable amount of oxygen. It explains the improvement of sleep quality, better memory, and stable mood in patients doing breath therapy exercises, which are the results of increased oxygen supply of neurons and enhanced brain performance.
There is also a correlation between electroencephalogram’s brain wave patterns and breathing curves. For example, rapid breathing correlates with electroencephalogram’s low amplitude fast waves, while relaxed breathing correlates with steady rhythm of brain waves. When a person is falling asleep, the breathing rhythm changes and body temperature drops a little — these are typical characteristics of sleep.Breath therapy positive effects in patients with insomnia:
Improvement of the sleep quality is registered both in elderly people with long-term sleep disorders and in young people with occasional sleep problems. Both groups of patients find it easier to fall asleep after the therapy and feel refreshed and active in the morning.
Breathing exercises reduce the frequency of waking up at night from 4-6 times to 1-2 in men suffering from prostate adenoma.6. Smoking
Statistics show that today there are about a billion smokers in the world. Approximately 50% of Russians are smokers and about 100,000 of them die from smoking every year. Diseases that are triggered or complicated by smoking annually kill 3,5 million people in the world.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, including high-toxic and cancer-causing chemicals (formaldehyde, benzene, arsenic etc.) Smoking firstly affects respiratory organs — poisonous chemicals damage the lungs, which inevitably leads to the bronchitis, emphysema or lung cancer.In order to quit smoking quickly and easily:
Breathing technique with the Frolov’s Respiration Training Device will help you to follow these steps.Positive effects of the breathing technique with the Frolov’s Respiration Training Device in patients during quitting smoking period:
To make a withdrawal process less painful, breath therapy can be combined with the aromatic oil inhalation, the so-called aromatherapy treatment for respiratory problems. Inhalation of essential oils enhances the positive effects of the Device.7. Neurosis
The causes include various psychological traumas, excessive emotional strain or intellectual overload.
Symptoms of neurosis, among others, include emotional distress, excessive anxiety, panic attacks and mood disturbance. Physical symptoms of neurosis include frequent headaches, heartache, chronic fatigue, dizziness, poor appetite, sleep disorders etc. Neurosis very often causes various breathing disorders, which make it difficult to diagnose and to treat this disease.
Treatment plans may include both psychotherapy and medications.
The positive effects of the breath therapy on the nervous system have been known for a long time in medicine and have a scientific explanation. Respiration center is located in the brain stem and is closely connected with other parts of the brain, which are accountable for reflexes and general functioning of the body. Research has shown that inhale activates sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system, while exhale activates parasympathetic part.
Frolov’s Respiration Training Device makes it easier for you to benefit from positive effects of the breath therapy in the treatment of the various neurotic disorders. Along with improving your psychoemotional and physical state, it reduces the feeling of oxygen shortage, labored breathing, palpitations, excessive sweating and sleep disorders.
Once you improve your overall health, you will find it easier to smoke less and avoid overeating, which is common for many people in stressful situations.
The Respiration Device can also be used for aromatherapy, which is successfully used in treating neurotic disorders. Combining aromatherapy with the breathing exercises boosts the nervous system resistance to the harmful factors.8. Sport and Fitness
For example, the ability to perform static exercises increases from 1–2 minutes to 6–8 minutes as a result of breathing training. During a 100 m run, less experienced runners make 16–19 breaths per 11.3–12.2 seconds of running, while more experienced runners make only 4–5 breaths per the same time.
In order to achieve significant results in sports, a diversified training of respiratory system is necessary. It is essential to have high resistance to hypoxia (low O2 content) and hypercapnia (high CO2 content), as well as good respiratory muscle endurance. It's been proven that hypoxic training increases power and helps stabilize heartbeat frequency. Respiratory training that combines both hypoxia and hypercapnia increases maximum physical power by 23% and overall exercise capacity by 55%.
Studies show that breath resistance training has a positive influence on the respiratory system: respiratory muscle strength and endurance are increased, resistance to hypoxia and hypercapnia is greatly improved, and the amount of energy supplied to the muscles also increases with improved aerobic performance.
The optimal training program of the respiratory system would be the one that simultaneously uses several training factors, trains breathing and bronchis muscles, optimizes lung ventilation and blood circulation, and increases body adaptation capacities.
"SPORT-BREATHE" technique is a specially developed breathing training program with application of the Frolov's device. After two weeks of training under this program we see increase of lung capacity and improvement of respiratory function in sportsmen by 20%. Athletes and their coaches also notice that shortness of breath during exercises is greatly diminished while their overall performace capacity increases.
"SPORT-BREATHE" is the only breathing training method that combines several training factors and is also perfect for rehabilitation processes and adaptation to climate and time zones changes.