Effect of Buteyko breathing technique on peak expiratory flow rate in patients undergone upper abdominal surgery


  • Ruchita Rao Chilkapurwar Department Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy, DVVPFs College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • Abhijit D. Diwate Department Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy, DVVPFs College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • Arijit K. Das Department Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy, DVVPFs College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India




UAS, Buteyko breathing technique, Peak expiratory flow rate


Upper abdominal surgery (UAS) alters postoperative pulmonary function, as observed by impairment of lung volumes such as total lung capacity, vital capacity. Impaired clearance of sputum results in a vicious cycle of colonization and infection of bronchi with pathogenic organisms, dilation of bronchi and further sputum production. Ten patients undergone UAS were assigned randomly in two groups equally; their ages ranged from 23 to 60 years. The group A received Buteyko breathing. The data were collected before and after the same treatment period for both groups. The evaluation procedure was carried out to measure peak expiratory flow meter. Post treatment evaluation showed a significant difference in peak expiratory flow meter in both groups but in the favor of group A. Post treatment result showed a significant difference within the group. The post treatment value of group A was 272 which was better than group B which was 172. Combination of Buteyko breathing with conventional physiotherapy were considered to be an effective exercise for postoperative pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgeries.


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How to Cite

Chilkapurwar, R. R., Diwate, A. D., & Das, A. K. (2024). Effect of Buteyko breathing technique on peak expiratory flow rate in patients undergone upper abdominal surgery. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(3), 1322–1326. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20240638



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