Breath Stacking

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ChrissyWho

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Breath stacking is when you take a breath and hold it then take another and hold it and then take another. This helps to increase your lung capacity. I hope I explained it well enough.

Chris
 

hope

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Thank you Chris for your reply. You explained it fine.

hope.
 

Patsy

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The respiratory system is affected by the ALS. The intercostal muscles and the diaphragm usually get affected when the arms/shoulders are affected by the ALS. That is why some of the PALS opt for the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation like the BIPAP or get a tracheotomy and a ventilator.
Below are links to 5 separate slide educational presentations on the respiratory system and problems/symptoms /treatments in neuromuscular and spices cord injuries. The unit 3 one is the one on breath stacking and another name for it is lung volume recruitment exercises.
If you follow the slides they should help you understand what is happening to your PALS and anticipate what to do next and understand what the doctor orders.

http://www.rehab.on.ca/mobile/resp_intro/

http://www.rehab.on.ca/mobile/resp_unit1/

http://www.rehab.on.ca/mobile/resp_unit2/

http://www.rehab.on.ca/mobile/resp_unit3/

http://www.rehab.on.ca/mobile/resp_appen/
Regards;

Patsy

Patricia Seguin-Tremblay,
Ontario, Canada
P.A.L.S. since 1998
P.A.L.S. (Person with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Tough times never last, tough people do. -Robert Schuller
 

hope

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Patsy thank you very much for your help. We really appreciate this.

Hope.
 

fiddleplayer51

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Patsy, You are a saint to have posted these sites. What a refresher course for me and how well-explained and well-organized for the lay person. I will definitely be referring back to this excellent site as my husband's ALS progresses. Thanks a million.
Many blessings and all the best,
Jane
 

CindyM

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Is breath stacking tiring? I just tired it and was left gasping.
 
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