Does any one know why or what makes you short of breath when you shower? I have copd and on oxygen 24/7 3Lrs, but seems like I get so short of breath....Is there a way to stop this ...thanks for any help
Agree with Sam turn up your O2. Also you are probably moving your arms faster than you are a custom to, slow down some. Another thing that will help in the long run is do arm exercises that are over your head. Say when you are sitting watching TV take light weights 1-3 pound and do over the head push-ups with the weights. Not a cure-all but has helped me some. Something I forgot to mention- I also have Teak wood shower bench. So I can sit down if I want to for a minute or so.
Like Paul, I also have a shower bench. It's a great idea and it helps a lot! Then add a flexible hose to your shower head and you've got a much less stressful shower. And Paul's suggestions on the arm exercises are a must! Sam