Dysfunctional breathing or Breathing Pattern Disorders (BPD) as it is more likely known are abnormal respiratory patterns, especially when it comes to over-breathing or hyperventilation (HVS). Defined as chronic or recurrent conditions where “the normal biomechanical pattern of breathing is disrupted, resulting in dyspnea and associated non-respiratory symptoms that cannot be fully explained by disease pathophysiology”.
Breathing pattern alterations interfere with our normal respiratory functions, however BPD, can co-exist with patients with COPD and even heart diseases. BPD is considered to detect many problems in our whole body. For example dysfunctional breathing destabilizes the mind, muscle movement, metabolism and even how a person feels. Chronic fatigue, premenstrual symptoms, body aches, mental health issues and most importantly panic and depression can be detected through BPD.
In this study we can find out how exactly and most importantly BPD can detect early health problems and other problems we are unaware of today.