Postsurgical Deep Breathing
Deep breathing helps keep your lungs clear. If you’ve had surgery, it will help you get better faster. It may also prevent a lung infection. If you have lung problems, it will help you breathe easier. Follow the steps below.
Pucker your lips as if you were going to blow out a candle.
Breathe out slowly through your mouth. You should feel your chest go down as you breathe out.
Rest for a few seconds. Then repeat as many times as directed by your health care provider.
You may be given a device called an incentive spirometer to help you with the exercise while in the hospital.