Lung Exercises to Improve Breathing for Bronchiectasis


This video series from Lung Exercises features Donna Wilson, a pulmonary clinical nurse specialist with many years of experience working in some of the country’s best hospitals.

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Donna demonstrates a series of lung exercises designed to help people who suffer from any chronic lung disease such as bronchiectasis, COPD, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

In this introductory video, Donna explains how the lungs work and the muscles involved in breathing. In the subsequent videos, she demonstrates some simple exercises to help improve lung function and breathe easier, working on strengthening the diaphragm, healing the breath, and expanding the lungs.

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  1. Cynthia says:

    I’ve been using an expand-a-lung device then the flutter device if needed. It helps open up the air ways and brings stuff up. I also use a shaker smartvest.

  2. Sue says:

    What a fantastic set of exercises! I wish my Dr or even my consultant would have taken the time and trouble to explain what this excellent teacher told us.

  3. sivakumar says:

    great,thank you mm.i m suffering from bronchiectasis.i m already trying pranayama along with medications homeopathic.and your exercise is very simple and convincing

  4. edith says:

    what is pranayama iuse a nebulizer 3 times a day but my shortness of breath keeps me from exercising what to do?????edith

    • Oded says:

      Pranayama are Yoga breathing techniques that help to extend the breath
      I suppose they should help to the above mentioned conditions.

  5. chris watford says:

    I knew about the first 3 exercises. the last 3 all new to me and I am feeling good just aping the video.
    great stuff, very helpful thank you.

  6. Trish Farac says:

    I have a serious lung infection along with bronchiectasis. I have been doing Donna’s exercises for the past 2 months every day. Am very grateful for your instructions. Trish Auckland

  7. Hazel Freeman says:

    I have bronchiectasis quite mild but have a chest infection at the moment. I have never had this kind of help before. I can only thank you. I am very grateful for all this information and will use it everyday.
    Hazel suffolk

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