Many patients with chronic lung conditions will be asked to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation. A mixture of education and prevention, pulmonary rehab can dramatically change your quality of life.
Diseases addressed in pulmonary rehabilitation:
- Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic asthma
- Interstitial lung disease
- Restrictive lung disease
Topics covered in pulmonary rehabilitation include oxygen use, exercise, medications, nutrition, relaxation, communication, emotions and daily living.