Dyskinesia Effects on Breathing, Speech, and Swallowing

Dyskinesia Effects on Breathing, Speech, and Swallowing

Dyskinesia (uncontrolled involuntary movements that can look like fidgeting or swaying of arms, legs, oral-facial, or trunk muscles) are unfortunately a common experience for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Dyskinesia are associated with long term use of...
Can Breathing Too Much Makes You Sick?

Can Breathing Too Much Makes You Sick?

Would you be surprised to know that you can breathe too much, causing physical symptoms? Breathing is generally taken for granted, going on without our supervision. We breathe more during exertion such as exercise, and we have a strong reflex to prevent suffocation....
Respiratory Muscle Training: Exercise in the Palm of Your Hand

Respiratory Muscle Training: Exercise in the Palm of Your Hand

Respiratory muscle training (RMT), is a type of exercise that has been used effectively for over 30 years, and like strength training for the skeletal muscles, RMT can be an effective way of improving the way we use the muscles of breathing. RMT devices were first...
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