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Pulmonary Rehabilitation - VHL HealthSheet #83031_VA
Pulmonary rehabilitation (rehab) programs help people with chronic lung problems breathe better and improve their overall health and strength.
Getting Started with Pulmonary Rehabilitation - VHL HealthSheet #88841_VA
Pulmonary rehabilitation (rehab) programs can help people with chronic lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Exercising with Chronic Lung Disease: Taking the First Steps - VHL HealthSheet #88819_VA
Exercise has helped thousands of people with chronic lung disease gain more control over their lives. It can help you, too.
Exercising with Chronic Lung Disease: Using the Dyspnea Scale - VHL HealthSheet #88823_VA
The Dyspnea Scale measures shortness of breath. While you exercise, think about how short of breath you feel.
Chronic Lung Disease: Becoming More Active - VHL HealthSheet #82475_VA
Regular exercise is a very important part of helping yourself feel better. Muscles that are out of shape make you short of breath. Exercise helps tone muscles, so they use less oxygen. Ask your healthcare team about a pulmonary rehabilitation program to help you get started.
Chronic Lung Disease: Maximizing Your Energy - VHL HealthSheet #82477_VA
When you have lung problems, you can help yourself feel better by conserving your energy. Pacing yourself, avoiding bending and lifting, and simplifying tasks will allow you to do more without getting short of breath.
Exercising with Chronic Lung Disease: Increasing Endurance - VHL HealthSheet #88811_VA
These aerobic exercises can help your body use oxygen better. Over time, they’ll help you have more energy and less shortness of breath.
Exercising with Chronic Lung Disease: Increasing Strength - VHL HealthSheet #88815_VA
Building muscle strength will allow you to do certain activities with less effort.
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