Reversing disability of irreversible lung disease.

  title={Reversing disability of irreversible lung disease.},
  author={Brian L. Tiep},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={154 5},
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive multifaceted team approach for integrating medical management, coping skills, self-management techniques, and exercise reconditioning. It provides patients with chronic lung disease the ability to adapt and live full and nearly normal lives. These changes are possible because the overall disability includes significant reversible components: Patients have bronchospasm, infection, and cor pulmonale; they respond to progressively impaired lungs by… CONTINUE READING