Review Article on Pursed Lip Breathing Exercise
Author(s): Archana Dhengare*, Savita Pohekar
Mortality rate of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is more than 3 million people every year, making it 3rd
largest cause of death in the world. It has been estimated that by the year 2030 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will
become the third biggest cause of death. Pursed Lip Breathing (PLB) is an important component of respiratory exercise
preparation that is used by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients to relieve dyspnea symptoms.
According to the results of this study, patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease patients who practiced pursed
lip breathing exercise 20 minutes, 2 times a day for 15 days had improvement of the breathing pattern which was
statistically proved. Hence pursed lip breathing exercise was cost effective, non-invasive, and highly feasible. Hence the
researcher concluded that pursed lip breathing exercise can be practice as an effective intervention on improving breathing
pattern among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.