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Resuming Exercise After Pneumonia
At risk: Once the inner lining of the lung is infected, it is prone to a secondary infection. It may take weeks to recover from influenza, and a secondary pneumonia can occur at any time during that period. There is evidence that the risk for a pneumococcal pneumonia occurs even one week after influenza infection. An interesting link for more information: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/06 ...Read more
Hi, I am slowly recovering from pneumonia, but am an avid triathlete. What are the guiding principles as to when i may resume exercise? Thanks!
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 after four weeks. ...Read more
Both of my mom's arms feel numb & pins & needles sensation & heavy? She has pneumonia & feels worse after breathing exercise w/ pump & left breathless
Hyperventilation: Can have this effect...How quickly does she recover? If backing off a but on breathing exercises does not help then talk to her doctor. ...Read more
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 places a large demand on our metabolism that reduces exercise tolerance for a while. If you tire quickly then wait before exercising. ...Read more
Can I exercise while I have walking pneumonia? I've been on meds and an inhaler for 4 days and the only thing bothering me is a slight cough
Yes: This generally means they do not consider you at much risk for being hospitalized and should respond to outpatient treatment. Your lungs must work well enough to sustain any exercise over baseline activities. You can push through your exercise routine and back off if you get dizzy/feel faint or realize your body is telling you to slow down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pneumonia bronchitis and coughing for 4 months increase heart rate at rest from normal to abnormal? From 82 to 97? With little to no exercise
Hi, my sneeze gets stuck near my chest and stops.. I was treated for pnemonia recently and dr advised me to do breathng exercise.. Is this common?
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