Navigation Links
Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics

Biofeedback is the conscious control of body functions through the use of electronic monitoring devices. A new study finds practicing daily biofeedback // can help people with asthma reduce their need for inhaled steroid medications.

Researchers tested the therapy in 94 adults with moderate persistent asthma. The participants were divided into four groups. Two of the groups used a biofeedback device that provided information about their heart rate variability( HRV). HRV was selected for the study because previous research has shown asthmatics have decreased HRV. Increasing HRV can improve respiratory symptoms.

In addition to the biofeedback, one group also learned to use a special pursed-lip breathing technique during their biofeedback sessions. A third group received a placebo, or sham, biofeedback therapy, and a fourth group received no treatment at all and served as controls. The three biofeedback groups participated in 10 weekly sessions and also practiced the technique at home for 20 minutes twice a day. All participants had regular checkups and kept a record of daily asthma symptoms.

People in both of the HRV biofeedback groups reduced the amount of inhaled steroid medication they needed to keep their asthma under control. Asthma severity also dropped from moderate persistent to mild persistent. Asthma symptoms improved in all three therapy groups, but the group that got the sham biofeedback therapy did not see a reduction in medication use or disease severity. No changes were noted in the control group.

Thus researchers say that they believe their findings suggest HRV biofeedback may prove to be a useful adjunct to asthma treatment and may help to reduce dependence on steroid medications.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation
2. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
3. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
4. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
5. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
6. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
7. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
8. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
9. Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines
10. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer
11. Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... leading manufacturers and marketers of high-quality anti-aging skincare solutions, recently announced the launch ... new products are an affordable, yet effective alternative to expensive plastic surgery or ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... “Mom, God's Got This: Jamie's Story” is the creation of published ... Lord and has an insatiable appetite for God’s Word. , “I froze between the half ... retrieved from packages of oatmeal. I have one to this day on proud display in ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... they have embarked on a new three-year partnership to expand the City’s commitment to ... AACR supports activities that encourage the public to lead a healthy lifestyle as research ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Palm City, Florida (PRWEB) , ... August 15, ... ... providers of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of the innovative new ... specifically created for post-operative patients. The plush design enhances comfort and enables the ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 , ... Organizers today ... collective effort to maximize the value of events and activations held during UN General ... known as the Global Goals. This year’s Global Goals Week will be held 16-23 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017 ... Who,s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in ... Key Account Manager at Turing Pharmaceuticals, AG. Her ... troubleshooting and relationship building.                ... more than 25 years of experience as a ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2, 2017  Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon Network ... patient care and operational efficiency for patients at hospitals in ... Cottage Grove , and Florence, ... and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move patients who ... when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
(Date:8/1/2017)... 2017   CerSci Therapeutics , a non-opioid drug ... , has received notice from the National Institute on ... (NIH) that it has been awarded a Direct-to-Phase II ... in 2017 with an additional $1,000,000 to follow in ... application of their lead non-opioid drug candidate CT-044 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: