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How does pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD help you emotionally?

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People with severe COPD have a great chance of being depressed or anxious. This can make you less interested in pleasurable activities, including sex.

Some pulmonary rehab programs offer relaxation training and counseling.

You’ll also get a chance to meet other people who have COPD and share your questions and feelings.

SOURCES: COPD Foundation: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

National Jewish Health: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

American Thoracic Society: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?”

Chest : "Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Joint ACCP/AACVPR Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines."

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: “ American Thoracic Society/European respiratory Society statement on pulmonary rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 04, 2019

SOURCES: COPD Foundation: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

National Jewish Health: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

American Thoracic Society: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?”

Chest : "Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Joint ACCP/AACVPR Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines."

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine: “ American Thoracic Society/European respiratory Society statement on pulmonary rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 04, 2019

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