Asthma and breath-training: how does RMT help? PART 1/2

PART 1/2

Asthma is a huge health problem – and it’s growing

Globally, approximately 300 million people have asthma, and it’s the most
common chronic disease among children.

Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory condition in the lungs in which
bronchial mucous membranes become irritated and swell up. The muscles of the
bronchi contract and reduce the air flow to and from the lungs.

There is also an increased risk of asthma patients developing chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD).

It can be managed with bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory drugs, but millions
of people, mostly from lower income families / regions, do not currently have
access to these medicines.

The benefits of respiratory muscle training (RMT)

Training the breathing muscles – primarily the diaphragm and intercostal
muscles – can have a significant impact on the severity of asthma symptoms.

A number of peer-reviewed studies
( have shown that respiratory
muscle training, and specifically, inspiratory muscle training (IMT), can have a
range of benefits in managing asthma and improving quality of life.

The benefits include:

The benefits include:

  • increased respiratory muscle strength
  • increased performance
  • increased Quality of Life (QOL)
  • improved everyday activities
  • decreased dyspnea* and fatigue
  • decreased pulmonary inflammation

An easy addition to your existing treatment plan

Respiratory muscle training with Airofit can be completed in just one or two
short sessions of 5 minutes each day. Our smartphone app programs guide you,
and the app also allows you to test your lung function and see the improvement
in your accessible lung capacity over time.

This is not a substitute for a lung function test at your physician or therapist’s
office, using a medical spirometer. But it does clearly show an estimate of your
current accessible lung capacity, and track how it increases with regular training.

An easy addition to your existing treatment plan

“I got this for my daughter as a Christmas gift. She is a distance runner who has
exercise induced asthma that she has had to contend with. This has helped her
tremendously in the short time that she has used it in the last 30 days. Looking
forward to further progress. The airofit pro is great for her. The sensor feedback to

the app shows her instant progress and results (and this keeps her teenage phone-
app-wired brain engaged and she continues to be diligent with her workouts with the

device. Great stuff.” – Steven

“I’m a 62y M physician who exercises regularly. I have some exercise-induced asthma.
I’ve been using the device for about 6 weeks and have noted a huge improvement
both when testing with the device and also when exercising. I would highly
recommend the version with the electronic module. The guided exercises and
statistics are very useful. It has worked flawlessly since I’ve started using it.” – Michael

“I have the Airofit Pro and have been using it daily for 3 weeks – already I have
positive changes to my results. I have Asthma and the start of COPD – I have found
using the Airofit has helped so much with my breathing and stamina.” – Belsky

“I can see my lung function improving as the days go by. I have asthma, so I’m very
keen on making sure my lungs perform as well as possible. Love this!” – Cheryl

Living with asthma

Breathing training has clear benefits for our users, including those with lung

conditions like asthma, COPD and long Covid (
If used regularly can be a great addition to your existing treatment plan.

Better breathing for all is the cornerstone of our mission as a company. We’d
love to hear from you if Airofit has helped you to better manage your asthma

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