A chair for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Armrests are a godsend
Our aid for lung disease has adjustable armrests. That is a huge benefit for users who have difficulty breathing. After sitting down for a while, your muscles will start to relax, making the body slump a bit, leaving less room for the lungs.
This is not a problem for people with normal lung function, but it is a problem for those who suffer from COPD. The armrests allow you to pull yourself up when you feel you are slouching.
When you use your arms to support yourself and straighten your back, you can use the respiratory muscles around the shoulders, chest and neck again. Good working conditions for these muscles mean good working conditions for your lungs– and this is all thanks to the armrest.
Therefore, adjustable armrests are an excellent aid for people with COPD and other lung diseases. You can also tilt the armrests away if you need to move from the chair to a bed, sofa, etc.