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 pneumonia.
Learn the following exercises and do them after 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.
It will be at your bedside for you to use while you are awake.
Your nurse will help you learn how to use an incentive spirometer.