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Breathing while running (Read 176 times)

ENT DOC


    Hi,

    This is a community outreach, rather than a personal question. I am an ENT doctor ( a snoring specialist, actually), who serendipitously has treated a number of triathletes with nasal obstruction with an office based procedure called turbinate coblation. It's a 5 minute, minimally invasive procedure that opens up the nasal airway by shrinking some tissue inside the nose. They have all (very enthusiastically) told me that this is a procedure that many triathletes might be interested in to improve nasal breathing and performance, so I'm looking for advice on how to reach out to (market to) this community. Any advice will be appreciated. Information on the procedure itself can be found on my website: http://www.SnoringCenter.com

    Thanks in advance!

    CLS

      Sounds like bullshit to me so I think you're doing the right thing going after triathletes. Those people love to hemorrhage cash on goofy shit that will make little or no difference in their race times. I dunno ... maybe contact some trathalons about sponsoring and setting up a booth at the expo?

       

      As for breathing while running, I usually go with the old inhale-exhale method but sometimes I'll get crazy and go exhale-inhale

      Runners run.

      ENT DOC


        The truth is that I don't have any substantial evidence on whether this procedure has a real impact on performance. But three triathletes within the space of about a month said that the improvement in nasal breathing was a big deal, and that I should reach out to this community. Historically I've done it for snoring and/or nasal allergies. I'll have to do a little more research on the exact impact on running performance.

         

        Thank you for the advice.


        Best Present Ever

          I think it awesome when docs are willing to perform procedures with no medical indication on the basis of three self reports!

          ENT DOC


            mamaofthree- I think you misunderstood me. I do the turbinate coblation procedure to improve snoring and relive nasal allergies. There is substantial evidence that this procedure works for both of these cases. My intention was to find out more information about its effects on running performance.

              $$$ ching!


              Latent Runner

                I am a heavy snorer (been using a CPAP for nearly seven years now), have a severely deviated septum due to a broken nose suffered in high school, and an elongated soft palate which blocks my airway when I sleep (my airway was blocked on average of every 45 seconds when I spent a night in a sleep clinic).  I've also been a triathlete, and seriously have to question the efficacy of such a procedure; I strongly suspect the three triathletes singing the praises of the turbinate coblation are suffering from the placebo effect.

                Fat old man PRs:

                • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                • 2-mile: 13:49
                • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                • 5-Mile: 37:24
                • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

                  Hi,

                  This is a community outreach, rather than a personal question. I am an ENT doctor ( a snoring specialist, actually),

                   

                  Wonderful!

                  Can you help me out?

                  When I was younger and ENT recommended that I have my tonsils and adenoids removed.

                  My parents went ahead and did it and canceled our planned family trip to Disneyland that year to pay for it.

                   

                  Was that the right move? Are adenoids even real? Or did my parents just get ripped off by a con artist?

                  I've always thought we should have just gone to Disneyland. It would have been more fun than the three days I spent at the hospital.

                  ENT DOC


                    Shipo- Thanks for the input.

                     

                    If you ever get sick of wearing that CPAP mask, ask your doctor about the pillar procedure. It might help you alleviate your snoring and get rid of the mask.

                      Hey, any of you with an extra $4000 weighing you down, I will be happy to help you out. It will only take 5 minutes, and it's practically painless!

                        Shipo- Thanks for the input.

                         

                        If you ever get sick of wearing that CPAP mask, ask your doctor about the pillar procedure. It might help you alleviate your snoring and get rid of the mask.

                         

                        Don't get rid of the CPAP!  If everyone does, I will be out of a job!


                        Latent Runner

                          Shipo- Thanks for the input.

                           

                          If you ever get sick of wearing that CPAP mask, ask your doctor about the pillar procedure. It might help you alleviate your snoring and get rid of the mask.

                           

                          I have a love-hate thing with the CPAP; I love to camp and hate that I'm going to have to buy a portable unit to go camping with.  The flip side is I'm a "burrower" when I sleep; I love a cold room (like 50 or colder) with lots of covers and pillows on me, and my mask allows me to breathe regardless of how deeply I burrow.  Smile

                          Fat old man PRs:

                          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                          • 2-mile: 13:49
                          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                          • 5-Mile: 37:24
                          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

                            I think it awesome when docs are willing to perform procedures with no medical indication on the basis of three self reports!

                             

                            So this is similar to plastic surgery? Kind of an internal nose lift for triathletes.

                             

                            Fortunately, I'm breathing in stereo naturally today so I'm good to go as is.

                              Hey, any of you with an extra $4000 weighing you down, I will be happy to help you out. It will only take 5 minutes, and it's practically painless!

                               

                              hey, woah.  Suzzy Favor didn't even charge that much.

                              In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion

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                                I can only speak for myself, but when I run, I breath through my mouth not my nose.  Should I be breathing through my nose?  Anyone?

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