What Are the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Some benefits of exercise are
- Improved sense of well-being
- Increased endurance
- Decreased depression
- Decreased shortness of breath (or at least desensitizing to the feeling of SOB)
- More independence
- Decreased anxiety
- Improved immune system
For many graduates, the program has been able to help:
- Control and alleviate symptoms
- Increase exercise tolerance
- Decrease anxiety and depression commonly associated with pulmonary disease
- Learn more about their disease
- Feel better about themselves
Who Should Attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
The program is designed for patients with pulmonary diseases, such as emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis, C.O.P.D. ...
- Whose shortness of breath compromises their lifestyle
- Who want to learn more about their disease
- Who want to learn ways to improve their breathing
- Who want to increase their exercise endurance
Patients admitted to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program will generally demonstrate:
- Medical stability
- Dyspnea due to Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
- Functional limitation from Chronic Lung Disease
- Interest and motivation toward Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- No other interfering or unstable medical conditions
Through breathing retraining, regular exercise, proper nutrition, and respiratory treatments you can dramatically improve your breathing ability.