Performing respiratory exercises will help you prevent respiratory system complications.
Deep breathing, coughing, and incentive spirometer exercises may speed your recovery and lower your risk of lung problems, such as
Learn the following exercises and practice them every day before your surgery.
To deep breathe correctly, you must use your abdominal muscles, as well as your chest muscles.
To help you cough:
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An incentive spirometer is a hand-held breathing exercise device to help you inflate your lungs after surgery. This will help keep your lungs healthy after surgery.
Your nurse will help you learn how to use an incentive spirometer.