7 Reasons Why Pulmonary Rehabilitation is Important for PF Patients

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) should be part of the treatment plan for any chronic lung disease, including pulmonary fibrosis. It’s a combination of exercise, breathing techniques, diet and education that aims to help give patients a better quality of life and be able to have more control of their symptoms.

We’ve compiled a list of reasons why pulmonary rehabilitation is important for pulmonary fibrosis patients based on information from the British Lung Foundation and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.


Disease Education

Pulmonary rehabilitation will include education about your specific lung disease. It will give you the opportunity to find out about the latest treatment methods, therapies, and medications relevant to pulmonary fibrosis. It will also help you figure out how to take your medications and what to do if you’re unwell.

Find out about pulmonary rehabilitation from a patient’s point of view. 


  1. T.P.Aggarwal says:

    My wife is suffering from advanced stage of pulmonary fibrosis. Please help me by providing me diet chart.We are vegetarian.

  2. Carol Waight says:

    I’m sorry, I want to help u but just found out I have the disease too. I find that working out at the gym stengthens my immune system.

  3. Loretta G says:

    I have recently been diagnosed with IPF. I am overweight, but my specialist advised me not to lose any weight. Is this common advice? I need to lose a min of 30 lbs.

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