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What are benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation?

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Studies have shown that 10-15 weeks of pulmonary rehab can help people with pulmonary arterial hypertension lead more active lives. People could walk farther, had better stamina, a lower heart rate, and even lower blood pressure. Plus, the rehab improved their day-to-day life, making them less likely to feel depressed and run-down.

From: Do I Need Pulmonary Rehabilitation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sahni, S.  , 2015. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation

Bartolome, S.  , Summer 2010. Advances in PH

Holland, A.E.  , 2013. European Respiratory Review

American Thoracic Society: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

National Institutes of Health: “What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Sahni, S.  , 2015. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation

Bartolome, S.  , Summer 2010. Advances in PH

Holland, A.E.  , 2013. European Respiratory Review

American Thoracic Society: “Pulmonary Rehabilitation.”

National Institutes of Health: “What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 02, 2019

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