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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Basics

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Basics

If you, or a loved one, suffers with a chronic lung disease, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, there is hope for rebuilding strength and enjoying a more full and active life through pulmonary rehabilitation. Campbell County Health offers the same comprehensive care and compassion through our own pulmonary rehabilitation program, but what exactly is pulmonary rehabilitation? How do you know if you need it and what are the risks and rewards of the program?

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) in conjunction with the American Lung Association (ALA) are here to explain.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a supervised medical education and exercise program to increase awareness about your lungs and your disease. You will learn to achieve exercise with less shortness of breath. Your doctor may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation before and after surgery for a lung transplant or lung cancer.

Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you or someone you know could benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. Pulmonary Rehabilitation class sizes are limited to ensure that each patient receives individualized attention, and are taught by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, registered dietitians and medical social workers.

For more information, call us at 307.688.3615 or visit our website.

Take a look at this infographic from NIH to better understand the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation: click here

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