Pulmonary Health

Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine • January 2017

15 ADVANCE FOR RESPIRATORY CARE & SLEEP MEDICINE PULMONARY HEALTH JANUARY 2017 P U L M O N A R Y H E A LT H Better Winter Breathing As temperatures drop, pulmonary rehab specialists work overtime to maintain lung function By Dillon Stickle Pulmonary rehabilitation specialists are at the forefront of improving patients’ physical conditions by offering extensive programs on exercise, support and education to help them breathe easier and function on a higher level. Anyone with a chronic respiratory illness should know the crucial role pulmonary rehabilitation can play in their overall well-being. What they should also be aware of, however, is that this role assumes even greater importance during the cold, harsh winter season. WINTER HAS CONSEQUENCES The cold and dry weather is a nightmare for anyone with respiratory issues such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and other conditions — not forgetting the amount of vi- CREDIT: COURTESY PULMONARY WELLNESS & REHABILITATION CENTER


Advance for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine • January 2017
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