Gymnastics in GERD — therapeutic breathing exercises
Breathing exercises in GERD
For the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux there are many means to permanently or at least for the next decade to get rid of annoying symptoms. To prevent not necessary to use the medication periodically to comply with diet, and some changes in lifestyle.
Another preventive measure — breathing exercises in GERD. This is another attempt to protect that in General the Arsenal of human suffering can be quite effective method.
Gymnastics is not a treatment
Before you completely switch to this type of assistance, everyone should understand some important points:
At the moment there are no complex selected for each disease of the digestive system. Is often a General exercise, which will not save in an emergency, but to facilitate the course of disease can.
Tasks with which to cope physiotherapy
Like any physiotherapy technique (exercises and go to physical therapy — physical therapy) must be individualized, taking into account the tolerability of load and course of the disease process. Thanks to therapeutic exercise is a positive effect:
But, as has been said, is not a magic pill from all the symptoms associated with GERD.
The basis of such treatment is proper breathing that can be as an independent exercise or in conjunction with other types of loads attempt a workout of internal organs.
- First you need to take a comfortable position better sitting or standing. Then you need to take a deep breath and slowly exhale. When you exhale, try to engage the muscles of the abdominal cavity («breath with the belly»), it is better works the respiratory muscles, which are located close to the stomach. This exercise should be repeated 3-4 times.
- To breathing exercises with reflux esophagitis applies the following exercise: calm, deep breath and quick exhale «belly». The number of exercises increased to 10.
- Then inhale deeply, hold your breath and try as much as possible to «squeeze» the abdominal muscles, pause for 5 seconds and do a relaxed exhale. Over time we can increase the pause up to 10-15 seconds.
- Another option exercise is a quiet breath and forced a gradual exhale, exhale as if you have a few times.
Gymnastics should be accompanied by breaks, and frequent deep inhalation and exhalation can lead to dizziness, and in some cases loss of consciousness. Therefore, the treatment speed is not important.
Important restrictions and caveats
As with all sports, such gymnastics has its own requirements:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can deteriorate 2-3 times a year, so gymnastics should be a way of its prevention. It is better to conduct classes at least two times a week.
By yourself do not attempt to develop a set of exercises, it is better to consult with the instructor in gymnastics. Ideal — when the specialist works in a medical facility and familiar with the specifics of exercises for diseases.
You should not rely only on the breathing exercises, it is not exempt from other types of classes. It is better to combine them with swimming, walking, light Jogging.
Exercises are performed without load, hands should be free, not train the muscles of the extremities or back and stimulates the internal organs.
As in reflux esophagitis to diversify methods of prevention and treatment? You can add to the complex of medical gymnastics. It will not harm the course of the underlying disease, but only help and facilitate many of its manifestations.