Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation offers specialized care for patients with chronic lung disease and related symptoms, such as shortness of breath. It has shown to be particularly beneficial for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pulmonary Rehabilitation is viewed as a comprehensive intervention that is personalized for each patient based on the patient’s health assessment.

Common candidates for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Persistent asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertention
  • Sarcoidosis

What can patients expect?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs often encompasses a 6 to 10-week exercise and education program that provides several components, including:

  • Exercise training
  • Education
  • Self-management techniques
  • Improved physical and psychological conditioning

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Reduce symptoms associated with COPD – including shortness of breath, fatigue, reduced muscle function, strength and ability to exercise, and depression and anxiety
  • Reduced risk of death associated with lung disease
  • Reduced risk of hospitalization

Insurance coverage
Team members at Norton KDH work with you to determine eligibility and coverage regarding Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Together, we can help you determine any out-of-pocket costs associated with the program and what to expect moving forward. Most insurance companies cover Pulmonary Rehabilitation for appropriate patients. Coverage may vary depending on your specific plan.

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