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dc.contributor.authorJacobs-du Plessis, Beverley
dc.contributor.authorViljoen, Santisa
dc.contributor.authorBester, Petra
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T10:40:13Z
dc.date.available2014-11-20T10:40:13Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationJacobs-Du Plessis, B. et al. 2014. Diaphragmatic-intercostal breathing and the occurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in singers. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 10(2):111-124, Nov. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1817-4434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/12574
dc.description.abstractThis article was inspired by our awareness of an increasing number of voice students and professional singers who specialize in Western art music and who present with symptoms relating to gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). In our attempts to understand this phenomenon, we began questioning the relationship between diaphragmatic-intercostal breathing (DIB) and the occurrence of GERD. This study uses two of the methods by which qualitative research can be done, namely literature reviews and case studies. The results of the literature review show that the way in which the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) functions during DIB has direct bearing on the possible movement of gastric acids via the esophagus into the pharynx and the larynx. Acknowledging the fact that we are not medical experts, we then used the data from the case studies to suggest how singers might adjust their life styles in order to restrict or prevent occurrences of GERD.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.4102/td.v10i2.102
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDiaphragmatic-intercostal breathingen_US
dc.subjectDiaphragmen_US
dc.subjectGastroesophagheal reflux diseaseen_US
dc.subjectLower esophagheal sphincteren_US
dc.titleDiaphragmatic-intercostal breathing and the occurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in singersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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