Pulmonary rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of the clinical management and health maintenance of those patients with chronic respiratory disease who remain symptomatic or continue to have decreased function despite standard medical treatment. It is a broad therapeutic concept. It is defined by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities. In general, pulmonary rehabilitation refers to a series of services that are administered to patients of respiratory disease and their families, typically to attempt to improve the quality of life for the patient. Pulmonary rehabilitation may be carried out in a variety of settings, depending on the patient's needs, and may or may not include pharmacologic intervention.

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treatment for breathlessness caused by emphysema?

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You should start pulmonary rehabilitation also.

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thank you.............i am 82 years old. i had a lungectomy 9 years ago, and this left me with copd which is getting worse.....in addition, i have...

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I have COPD, EMPHASEMA and got bronchitis 3episodes in a row the third time seen my pulmonologist and asked me how I feel told him didn't really...

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May I know your daily drugs, inhalers and oxygen saturation?

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