Breathing exercises can help strengthen your diaphragm, allowing you to breathe easier. Try these breathing exercises at home:
PURSED LIP BREATHING
First, breathe in through your nose for a count of 4 breaths. Then exhale through your mouth for a count of 8 breaths with pursed lips, taking twice as long as you did to breathe in. Do this 3 to 5 times.
Lie down on your back in a comfortable position. Place one hand gently on your stomach. Breathe in slowly through your nose into your belly, counting to 4. Notice your hand rising as your belly fills with air. Breathe out through your mouth to a count of 8.
You may work with a respiratory therapist to learn other breathing techniques. Respiratory therapists are certified medical professionals who specialize in helping people with breathing problems.