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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is pulmonary rehabilitation (rehab)?

Pulmonary rehab is a program to help you improve your lung function. The program can help you manage a chronic lung condition, such as COPD or cystic fibrosis. You may have pulmonary rehab along with medical treatments. Pulmonary rehab is usually 3 times each week for a few months.

What do I need to know about pulmonary rehab?

What are the benefits of pulmonary rehab?

What should I expect during pulmonary rehab?

Your pulmonary rehab team will evaluate your needs during your first visit. The team will make a specific plan for your needs:

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You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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