03.11.2019 Back to News

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is March 10-16

National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week honors health care professionals who guide and support the rehabilitation of those with lung disease. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a service that is designed for those who experience lung
problems such as:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Emphysema

  • Chronic bronchitis

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Pulmonary hypertension

  • Pulmonary fibrosis

  • Interstitial lung disease

  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery

  • Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation

Pulmonary rehabilitation includes exercise classes and education about lung disease, diet, exercise, stress management, breathing techniques, medications and oxygen therapy. 

Pulmonary rehabilitation allows our patients to improve their quality of life and make the most of the limited lung function that they have.

For information on Lung and Pulmonary Medicine at Methodist Health System, click here.