Pulmonary Rehabilitation allows you to make the most of the limited lung function you have.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
- Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation
What is Pulmonary Rehab?
Pulmonary Rehab is an exercise and education program that teaches a person with chronic lung disease, how to exercise and do regular daily activities with less shortness of breath. Pulmonary Rehab is Designed to:
- Help you lead a more active life.
- Encourage your active involvement in your treatment.
- Help keep you out of the hospital.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits
Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps you to improve your quality of life. Although Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) can’t cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit and you may notice improved breathing effort and less breathing problems. Other benefits include:
- Decrease the symptoms of your disease or condition
- Ability to function better in your daily life
- Increased ability to exercise
- Decreased symptoms and better management of anxiety and depression
Monitored and Supervised Exercise
A physical activity plan is tailored to your needs. Exercise will help improve your endurance and muscle strength, so you’re better able to carry out daily activities.
The education classes focus on COPD as well as other chronic lung diseases to provide you with information about:
- Medications, including drug action, side effects, using an inhaler, and self-care techniques
- Understanding and using oxygen therapy
- Diet, nutrition, and weight management
- Breathing retraining
- Importance of exercise
- Strategies for managing breathing problems
- Symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
People who have chronic lung diseases are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems. We can help you find the right level of support needed.
Is Pulmonary Rehab Covered By My Insurance?
Insurance coverage varies. The Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator will assist you with determining this.
How Do I Get Enrolled In A Pulmonary Rehab Program?
Talk to your primary healthcare provider about your interest in the program.