Ask Mark – March 2008

Ask Mark Gary M. from EFFORTS asks, What are the benefits of a smoker quitting when he/she has emphysema? My guess is that shortness of breath may improve but not lung function. Are we just dragging things out? Mark answers: It has been my observation and experience with thousands of folks over decades, that quitting,…

Ask Mark – January 2008

Ask Mark Many readers have asked Mark about the publicized Buteyko method of breathing that is advertised to bring relief to those with asthma and other lung problems. Mark warns: Buteyko may hold potential benefit for those with “acute asthma”,  but it has no place in treat- ment or management of COPD – Chronic Obstructive…