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Is it important to exercise if you have copd?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Yes exercise may improve longevity in this illness.
It drives more blood into the lungs and likely improves oxygenation, increases endurance and is associated with better quality of life.

In brief: Absolutely

Yes exercise may improve longevity in this illness.
It drives more blood into the lungs and likely improves oxygenation, increases endurance and is associated with better quality of life.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

Exercise is helpful in COPD patients but it should be done with monitoring of the person's oxygen level, at least initially, to see if the oxygen level is ok during exercise.
Pulmonary rehab programs are available to do this; see your doctor so this can be arranged!

In brief: Yes...

Exercise is helpful in COPD patients but it should be done with monitoring of the person's oxygen level, at least initially, to see if the oxygen level is ok during exercise.
Pulmonary rehab programs are available to do this; see your doctor so this can be arranged!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes.

Aerobic exercise will help your body handle the oxygen it's able to get more efficiently, which will help some of the symptoms that would otherwise be related to the reduction of oxygen in your blood.

In brief: Yes.

Aerobic exercise will help your body handle the oxygen it's able to get more efficiently, which will help some of the symptoms that would otherwise be related to the reduction of oxygen in your blood.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
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