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’! This will be the discussion on the WHAT.
‘Pulmonary Rehab’ in any sense is needed to help delay the eventual loss of ability to do things we are used to doing and having control over – especially our ability to breath!
The ‘what’ of pulmonary rehab asks questions that may be needed to guide you on the seriousness of your changing health to push you toward the necessity of exercising and rehabbing your ability to breath.
Exercise is the basis for the ‘what’ of pulmonary rehab.
Pulmonary rehab is normally a program of exercise and education which can be designed for the individual’s needs for dealing with and keeping a step ahead of COPD and/or other chronic respiratory lung diseases/illnesses.
The goal of your pulmonary rehab is to gain and/or keep strength, stamina and flexibility while also learning as much as you can about your lungs and how to keep them as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
One important point to always remember about your pulmonary rehab is to understand the ‘what it is not’ and that would be a cure for your COPD and/or chronic lung disease/illness. Pulmonary rehab will not improve your lung function numbers, although they may show a short-term – little budge, and it will not make you feel like you’re an 18-21-year-old again.
The biggest ‘what’ will pulmonary rehab do – is that doing it consistently and with a regular program so it will keep and improve your overall physical conditioning which in turn will help prolong the good days and give your body the strength to bounce back quicker from the bad days.
Another part of the ‘what’ of pulmonary rehab is what you learn, not only about yourself but about your COPD and/or chronic lung disease/illness through helpful educational programs many of the pulmonary rehab facilities have.
Do you have access to or are currently attending a pulmonary rehab program?
‘What’ would the use of a pulmonary rehab program do to help your self-confidence and physical conditioning in your battle with COPD and/or any chronic lung disease/illness?
Only you can make the final decision of using the ‘what’ of a pulmonary rehab program to make your life physically more ready for that battle ahead.
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.)