Causes of bronchospasm and how to treat it – Interview with Dr. Artour Rakhimov

· Alternative Health, asthma, breathing, buteyko

In this video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov addresses the question, “What are the causes of bronchospasm and how to treat it?”. Dr. Artour Rakhimov had hundreds of students who had this problem. Bronchospasm is also called bronchoconstriction. It relates to people that have asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other respiratory conditions. Bronchospasm causes and treatment relate to hyperventilation manifested in three factors.

The first is a constriction of the airways due to spasms of the smooth muscles around the airways. The next factor is inflammation that can be present in only some of the respiratory conditions. Some of these conditions include asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchitis. Inflammation makes the breathing process even more constricted. The inflamed cells are much larger in size. That means that the diameter of the tube for breathing is much smaller in size. Additionally, healthy people produce a very thin layer of mucus. People with conditions such as asthma have infections. For them the mucus becomes thicker and a colour of green or yellow. Similar mucus can also form in the airways. When airways have inflammation, they do not remove airborne pathogens. This factor can make bronchospasm even stronger because the flow of air is further reduced.

There is a page on Normalbreathing site with the title “Bronchoconstriction: Causes and Treatment” . The Spanish version of this page is here: “Broncoconstricción: causas y tratamiento” .

Some people with severe asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions have all 3 of these factors present. This does not allow an exchange of air in some parts of the lungs. To recover from this condition, it takes years of breathing practice to normalize lung function.

The cause of bronchospasm completely relates to hyperventilation. The first factor is the spasm of the smooth muscles of the airways. Spasm of the smooth muscles relates to carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a vasodilator and the best relaxant of the smooth muscles in the body. When people hyperventilate, they breathe about two to three times more than the medical norm. Studies explaining this are on the homepage of When hyperventilation occurs, people have much lower levels of CO2. Therefore chronic constriction of the airways is maintained.

The next factor that occurs with hyperventilation is that inflammation becomes chronic in their bodies. Inflammation relates to hypoxia. According to Dr. Buteyko and over 200 doctors trained by him is that people can remove their inflammation. The Buteyko Method was very successful with asthma. In six clinical trials, doctors reduced medication by over 90 % in just 4-5 months. Asthma patients would have to practice about 90 minutes daily of breathing exercises.

Another factor is the overproduction of mucus that relates to the immune system. The body produces extra mucus when there are frequent infections. The suppression of the immune system does not allow effective work against pathogens. The production of this thick layer of mucus that further restricts airflow is from hyperventilation. When students practice breathing retraining, their mucus disappears. Also, drinking sea salt with a glass of water helps to remove mucus. Addressing factors related to hyperventilation is the most natural solution to bronchospasm . People with respiratory disorders that practice one breathing session notice a big difference in how they feel. A long term solution requires a normalization of breathing with about 40 to 50 seconds for the body oxygen test.
You can also learn more details on the page “Bronchospasm: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment” . The Spanish translation is here: “Broncoespasmo: definición, síntomas, causas y tratamiento” .

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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, best selling Amazon writer, breathing teacher and trainer, and the author of the website He was interviewed by Chris Prokop who also created this YouTube description.

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