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A literature Review on physiotherapeutic interventions for airway clearance in COPD patients

Monika Moitra


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is internationally preferred term encompassing chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow obstruction with breathing-related symptoms such as chronic cough, exertional dyspnea, expectoration, and wheeze. These symptoms may occur in conjunction with airway hyper responsiveness and may be partially reversible. Obstructive lung disease includes Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, Bronchiectasis and Cystic fibrosis. The result of the present narrative review concluded the effectiveness of Active cycle of breathing technique, Diaphragmatic breathing exercise along with Postural drainage in Chronic Obstructive lung disease in order to achieve the significant improvement and hasten the recovery of the patients.


: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ACBT, Postural Drainage, Diaphragmatic breathing exercises, Autogenic drainage technique, Lung function.

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