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

May 9, 2022

While the Airofit breathing trainer might assist with respiratory issues, Airofit is not a medical device nor made for treating illness.

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

* Shortness of breath

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


Global Asthma Network
Asthma (who.int)

Asthma – Agencies Working on Asthma | CDC