Pursed lip breathing is necessary for lowering breathlessness by slowing down a person’s breathing. This is usually useful if shortness of breath is caused by anxiety.

To try pursed-lip breathing at home, people can:

• Sit upright in a chair and then relax their shoulders.

• Pressing the lips together, and keeping a small gap between them.

• Inhaling air through the nose for some seconds.

• Gently exhale via the pursed lips for a count of four.

Repeat this breathing pattern for some time.

Source: ng.opera.news/ng/en/health/7e9eef581aee7585c325d250f16ffbd9

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