Part of my own personal survival with late Stage III COPD/Severe Asthma is to continually read and learn as much as I can about my ailments and those ailments closely tied to it.

I then try to pass on information I find and digest to others as part of the acceptance to my health condition and all it may entail. This means sharing what I may be learning, reading and experiences with others so they know they are not alone and just maybe may find or be refreshed about some new tidbit of information to help with their own struggles with COPD, Asthma or any life altering disease.

Here we will deal with questions and discussions about ‘PULMONARY REHAB’!

Over six postings we will discuss the How, the What, the When, the Where, the Who and the Why of ‘PULMONARY REHAB’!

Today we will deal with the ‘’HOW” of pulmonary rehab, and how the ‘HOW’ would entail the starting, doing, progressing and paying for your pulmonary rehab so that you can work to improve the battle you have with COPD or Asthma.

The ‘how’ to get started may possible start with your physician and/or pulmonologist as they would have to give a written referral or prescription for pulmonary rehab in order for Medicare and/or most insurance groups to cover some and/or all the costs involved.

Many times Medicare and/or insurance groups will also require an updated spirometry and/or complete pulmonary function testing done, most likely within the last year at the minimum.

A lot of times the pulmonary rehab will be set out over a period of time or guided by a set number of goals to be reached before Medicare and/or an insurance group will most likely stop covering the costs.

Many times individuals will find a way to continue their pulmonary rehab, even if on a reduced time frame (say like two times per week) because they find the rehab does wonderful things to making them feel better, think better and keep a better outlook toward the future of life with COPD and/or asthma.

Once done with pulmonary rehab the ‘how’ for so many will then become a very personal, individual path as most will want to continue the workout levels of rehab at home on their own because the benefits of continued exercising is measured for what it can do for the body, mind and soul.

Do you understand the ‘how’ of getting a pulmonary rehab program going?

Do you understand and see the ‘how’ a pulmonary rehab program continued long term can be so beneficial to those of us battling COPD and/or asthma?

As with any other of the who, what, where, when and why of pulmonary rehab – the ‘how’ is up to you. Knowing the number of benefits from both a short term concentrated and long term pulmonary rehab program we all should take the ‘how’ and make it a ‘doing and done’.

As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.

With that, we bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer)

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

(Information used was gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung issues.  Images used, are done so by permission from yahoo.com and/or google.images.com.)

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