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When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

When can I start to exercise after pneumonia?

As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

How soon can I resume exercise after pneumonia?

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. ...Read more

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Help please? How long after pneumonia can I exercise ?

Help please? How long after pneumonia can I exercise ?

Pneumonia: If you are recovered, you can probably exercise to the level of your tolerance. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Can you exercise with walking pneumonia?

Can you exercise with walking pneumonia?

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 daily activities or keep your strength down to the point you don't want to get out of bed. If you feel well enough to exercise it is probably fine to do so. If you are running fever, I would watch it because your system is already not compensating ...Read more

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When can u exercise while having walking pneumonia?

When can u exercise while having walking pneumonia?

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

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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

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 more

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Both of my mom's arms feel numb & pins & needles sensation & heavy? She has pneumonia & feels worse after breathing exercise w/ pump & left breathless

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

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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?

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?

Not clear: Does it stop with pain? If you had pneumonia and coughing, the coughing could have pulled chest wall muscles, injured ribs or cartilage and this may be the result that stops the sneeze. These usually heals with time. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

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