At Breathe Pennsylvania, we are big proponents of pulmonary rehab. It is a drug-free intervention that teaches individuals with respiratory disease how to safely exercise while maintaining control of their breathing. Individuals who attend pulmonary rehabilitation not only reduce their breathlessness and improve stamina, but learn about exercise options that can be implemented long-term, even when the formal pulmonary rehabilitation program ends.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program and should be considered as part of a care plan for patients with respiratory disease. The supervised exercises, education, training, and assessments can help improve your quality of life. What are you waiting for? Talk to your lung doctor about pulmonary rehabilitation. A list of pulmonary rehabilitation facilities near you can be found at www.livebetter.org.