6 Non-Pharmacological Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatments


3. Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Pulmonary rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic (ongoing) breathing problems, including PF, with the purpose of restoring a patient’s ability to function without being breathless. Usually, this kind of rehab includes exercise training and breathing exercises; nutritional consults and counseling; and stress, anxiety and emotional management among others. Pulmonary rehabilitation has become an important part of the chronic lung diseases patients’ care and studies indicate that it improves exercise capacity and quality of life.

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