Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program of education, exercise, and support to help a patient breathe and function at the highest level possible. Also called Pulmonary Rehab, the program at SIA aims to enhance the prosperity of individuals who are suffering from chronic breathing problems. It is an essential part of management and health maintenance of the people who suffer from a chronic respiratory disease. It aims for the well being of these individuals who remain symptomatic or continue to have decreased function despite standard medical treatment. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is not an alternative to medical therapy. In fact, Pulmonary Rehabilitation goes hand-in-hand with medical therapy in our in-patient program.
Who Needs Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is recommended by a doctor if a patient has a chronic breathing problem which limits the functioning of their activities. It works best if the program is undertaken before the disease is severe. However, patients with advanced lung disease can also benefit from our Pulmonary Rehab.
The rehabilitation program at SIA begins with a thorough medical examination of the patient performed by our physician. The goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to help improve the well-being and quality of life of the patient and their families. Accordingly, the programs typically focus on several aspects of the patient’s recovery and include medication management, exercise training, breathing techniques, education about the patient’s lung disease and how to manage it, nutrition counseling & emotional support. The patient will also learn how to cope with changes that come with Pulmonary Diseases like depression, panic, anxiety, and others.
The benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at SIA include
- Minimizing the symptoms of the disease or condition.
- Improving knowledge of the lung condition
- Promoting self-management
- Increasing muscle strength and endurance (peripheral and respiratory)
- Improving the ability to exercise
- Assistance to function better in daily life
- Decreasing the need for hospital visits
- Helping in the management of anxiety and depression.