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:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , ... Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , ... our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, ... the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. ... toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of 12 ... recognized for its support of Premier members through exceptional ... excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: