Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that includes exercise, education and support. Also known as 'exercise training', it is a treatment for any chronic lung disease involving breathlessness and/or fatigue. A program usually runs once a week for 6-8 weeks and is run by physiotherapists. It can be done as an outpatient at a hospital or in the community. New research is investigating ways that pulmonary rehabilitation can be done by people in their own homes, i.e. "telerehabilitation".
|ARIEL||Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding…|
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...
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