Best Lung Rehab at home in Trivandrum | Kochi
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a supervised education and exercise program designed to help people with chronic (long-term) lung diseases. It will not cure your lung disease, but you may notice fewer breathing problems, more strength and an improved quality of life.
Any person with a chronic lung disease might benefit from Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Examples of chronic lung conditions include:
- COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema and chronic bronchitis).
- Interstitial lung disease (sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis).
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery.
- Lung volume reduction surgery before and after a lung transplantation.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation has three main goals:
- Help your shortness of breath.
- Improve your quality of life.
- Improve your ability to do daily living activities, like housework or going out with your family.
The benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation include:
- You might have fewer symptoms, like less cough or less shortness of breath.
- Your quality of life may improve.
- You may be able to walk more or improve your ability to exercise.
- You may feel better about yourself or feel less anxious.
- You may feel less tired.
- You might not have to go to the hospital as often.
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation may be overseen by nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, dieticians, social workers and physicians. They will help design a personal program for the patient. Pulmonary Rehabilitation may include the following:
- Assessment: Your assessment will be done by a nurse, respiratory therapist, exercise physiologist, or other healthcare provider. You may do a stress test that measures your oxygen level, blood pressure and heart rate, followed by pulmonary function tests to check your breathing and a walking test to measure how far you can go in six minutes.
- Education: You’ll learn subjects to help you deal with your chronic lung condition.
- Exercise: You’ll learn exercises to help you feel better and do more.
- Psychosocial: You’ll learn how to deal mentally and emotionally with your chronic lung condition.
- Nutrition: You’ll learn what foods and weight may be best.
How does pulmonary rehab work?
Chronic lung disease can cause your muscles to become weak. The muscles involved in breathing and in moving must be re-strengthened. The patient will have their own exercise program designed to improve strength and endurance. The patient will receive education about the disease or condition which will help
- To manage symptoms.
- To deal with shortness of breath.
- To best use respiratory medicines to treat the lung condition.
- To use home medical equipment if it’s needed.
- To make good nutritional choices and manage the weight, and diet.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation gives the best results if the patient continues to do the exercises and use the skills they learn long after the program is completed. Our team will design a long-term plan for the patient to follow.