Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

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Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby NewRon » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:33 pm

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Re: Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby floramaria » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:45 pm


Hi NewRon, I have no experience with these but just read the first article on IMST. It is very interesting. I’ll read the other articles soon. For me the information is impressive enough that I thought I’d like to try it. Looks like the third article has a review of the available devices. My only concern is that I have always had low blood pressure. The article highlights the lowering of BP and does not mention what the effect is on those with already lower than normal BP. (I wouldn’t want to pass out!)

Have you tried it?
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Re: Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby Tincup » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:41 pm

floramaria wrote:
NewRon wrote:
My only concern is that I have always had low blood pressure. The article highlights the lowering of BP and does not mention what the effect is on those with already lower than normal BP. (I wouldn’t want to pass out!)


My recollection, when I read the actual study some months ago is the absolute drop was rather small. I play with breathing, so was intrigued, but when I saw the small effect size, I wasn't motivated to try it.

There are other breathing techniques with known BP effects, that don't require equipment. I don't think they would lower anything to levels below normal.
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Re: Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby NewRon » Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:59 am

No, I haven't tried it but I think I will. I know Tincup says the reduction may be small, but it's new gadget to play with, for God's sake ;)
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Re: Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby Family Tree Guy » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:43 pm

NewRon wrote:No, I haven't tried it but I think I will. I know Tincup says the reduction may be small, but it's new gadget to play with, for God's sake ;)


I have a powerbreathe trainer (https://www.powerbreathe.com/) they are pretty cheap. I have been using the protocol described in the paper for about 3 months. I have gotten much stronger on the device (you can just turn a dial to make it harder). I don't know if it has impacted my blood pressure. It is a fun kind of challenge.

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Re: Respiratory Trainers for Blood Pressure Reduction

Postby NewRon » Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:59 am

Why did you buy it, if not for blood pressure reduction? I'm curious!
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