Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise to help improve the well-being of people who have chronic breathing problems. The skills and knowledge learned in the program will help you feel better and manage your chronic lung disease. You’ll become stronger by increasing your level of fitness. Exercising your lungs and your muscles helps you be more active so you can do the things you enjoy with your loved ones. Pulmonary rehabilitation may even decrease the need for hospital visits.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at North Mississippi Medical Center works to improve quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis and other types of COPD. The program focuses on muscle strengthening by incorporating:
- Stationary bicycle
- Free weights
- Nutritional and medication teaching
- Family education