The Benefits of the COPD Foundation’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The COPD Foundation has a pulmonary rehabilitation program to help those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) enhance their quality of life and better manage the symptoms of their condition.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation is extremely useful for COPD patients as it educates them about the disease, the treatments available, how to take their medications, and how to improve their breathing. It also allows patients to participate in a supervised exercise regimen designed specifically for them.

Some of the additional services provided by pulmonary rehabilitation include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • How to manage everyday tasks using less energy
  • Nutrition education
  • How to stay healthy
  • How to avoid COPD exacerbations
  • Tips on traveling with COPD
  • Education about oxygen therapy
  • Coping with the emotional changes of having a chronic disease

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