About pulmonary rehabilitation
What it is about
Patients referred for pulmonary rehabilitation often suffer from a chronic lung disease such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Pulmonary rehabilitation can also help after an acute worsening of an existing lung disease.
Symptoms and consequences
With severe chronic lung diseases, one must learn to cope with the new daily routine. Even after a severe pneumonia, it often takes weeks to recover. Specific rehabilitation can help with poor performance, shortness of breath and fatigue.
What we do for you
Examination and diagnosis
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary outpatient training program. The treating physicians are supported by specialists in physiotherapy, nutritional counseling and psychiatry.
The goals of pulmonary rehabilitation are to improve physical performance and work capacity, improve quality of life, extend life span, reduce hospitalizations, shorten bed rest, and decrease acute exacerbations.