Is Taking a Shower Taking Your Breath Away?
It may seem simple to most people, but for someone with a chronic breathing condition, showering can use a lot of energy and oxygen.
If you’re struggling to breathe in the shower, use these tips to make it easier:
they are waterproof, lightweight, fit in a tub or shower, easily removable, and you can often adjust their height to what suits you best.
Get a hand-held showerhead
with a long hose, so you can take the water to where you need it rather than moving around to get to the water.
Use long-handled sponges, brushes, and scrubbers
while showering so you don’t have to bend and stretch as much.
humidity can really affect the breathing of many people with lung disease; if possible, leave the bathroom door open, use the exhaust fan or crack open a window.
Use a robe
to dry off—
slip into a nice, oversized terry cloth robe when you get out of the shower; it reduces the effort of having to dry off completely and will give you a moment to catch your breath.
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