International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

The Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training, Incentive Spirometer and Deep Breathing Exercise in Asthmatic Patient: A Narrative Review

Rinki [3] | Dimple Choudhry [4] | Dhruva Chaudhry | Anshu Kumari [3] | Rahul [229]

Abstract: Introduction: Asthma, a prevalent chronic inflammatory airway disease affecting over 300 million people globally, presents challenges in effective management. This narrative review explores the potential of three non-pharmacological interventions?Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), Incentive Spirometry, and Deep Breathing Exercises?in improving asthma control and respiratory parameters. Methodology: A systematic literature search identified 30 relevant studies, with ten meeting inclusion criteria. These studies encompassed diverse populations and interventions, showcasing the effectiveness of IMT, incentive spirometry, and breathing exercises in improving pulmonary function, dyspnea perception, and quality of life in asthmatic patients. Discussion: The review discusses findings from selected studies, highlighting the positive outcomes of non-pharmacological interventions. It addresses the limitations, such as small sample sizes and a lack of direct comparisons and emphasizes the need for further research to establish definitive protocols and compare the interventions in a larger and more diverse population. Conclusion: In conclusion, IMT, incentive spirometry, and breathing exercises emerge as effective and low-cost adjunct therapies for asthma management. While acknowledging study limitations, the review calls for additional research to establish comprehensive protocols and compare the efficacy of these interventions in diverse asthmatic populations.

Keywords: asthma, non-pharmacological interventions, Inspiratory Muscle Training IMT, incentive spirometry, deep breathing exercises

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 520 - 524

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