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How soon after pneumonia can I exercise

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Pneumonia: If you are recovered, you can probably exercise to the level of your tolerance.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
When feel ok: No hard and fast time limit, ordinarily when you are feeling well with no symptoms at rest a person can begin to exercise again, but the specifics dep... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
No fever: It has been shown to be safe to exercise after you are fever free. In fact increasing exercise and activity may shorten te length of the infection.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Two to four weeks: If you are fully recovered, then a couple of weeks at least to make sure is advisable. Start slowly and if all is well, you can resume normal training... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Walking pneumonia is a loose label that can be applied to any pneumonia that you don't need IV antibiotics to treat.It can be mild and not effect your... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
That depends: On your overall medical condition, and the effectiveness of treatment. Keep in mind that pneumonia is a large organ system infection and as such plac... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Shortness of breath : If you have shortness of breath when your exercise with pneumonia you should not exercise , but see your doctor .
A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Walking pneumonia: Not sure what your team means by walking pneumonia? If you are walking then you can likely speed it up a bit but ask your team.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Remaining active: is not the same as exercise. Staying active means no prolonged sitting or bed rest.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
May be: Fever associated with pneumonia or bronchitis can raise the heart rate. There are many other causes affecting the heart rate such as emotional status,... Read More

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