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What do you need to know about pulmonary rehabilitation?

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Doctors used to tell people with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to stay off their feet because exercise would worsen their symptoms. But studies have shown that a light, supervised exercise is an important part of PAH treatment.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you work up to a more active lifestyle. It’s a program that can help you manage your condition, build up your stamina, and handle breathlessness when it happens. It’s not a substitute for medicine and other treatment, but it can help you breathe better and stay healthy.

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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