Eleven million Americans suffer from chronic lung conditions that cause difficulty breathing. These conditions include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. If you suffer from one of these conditions, are undergoing lung surgery, or have breathing problems that interfere with your normal activities, you owe it to yourself to find out if you could benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program that combines the efforts of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, and psychotherapists to help manage breathing issues.
Pulmonary rehab typically starts with an assessment of your overall health, as well as your specific breathing issues. The rehab team will tailor a plan to your individual needs. Your plan might include the following:
Exercise training, including aerobic and strength training
Help with breathing, which will teach you techniques for breathing more easily and more deeply, as well as methods for organizing your daily activities in a way that prevents you from becoming short of breath
Nutritional counseling, since people with breathing problems have special dietary needs
Education for you and your family about your lung condition and how to manage it
Emotional support, since lung problems increase the risk of depression and anxiety
Medication management for optimal control of your breathing
Chronic respiratory diseases are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you improve your ability to function and quality of life, even if your lung disease is advanced.
Don’t become a statistic. Get pulmonary rehabilitation and breathe easier.
Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, in the scenic beach town of Keansburg, NJ, specializes in pulmonary rehabilitation. Headed by leading pulmonary specialist Dr. Avtar Parhar, our program is the most highly advanced pulmonary rehabilitation program in Monmouth County. Click here to see details of our top-rated pulmonary rehab program.
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