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Could you give me some exercises for a person with COPD and limited mobility can do?

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonary Rehab

There are several exercises available to patients with COPD and limited mobility.
I recommend participating in a pulmonary rehab program if possible. They will set up an exercise routine specifically suited for you. A stationary bicycle is often used with pulmonary rehab. You can also do weight training.

In brief: Pulmonary Rehab

There are several exercises available to patients with COPD and limited mobility.
I recommend participating in a pulmonary rehab program if possible. They will set up an exercise routine specifically suited for you. A stationary bicycle is often used with pulmonary rehab. You can also do weight training.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Try light exercise

Even mild cardiovascular exercise like walking will help you expend some calories and lose weight (if needed) and improve oxygen utilization by the body, which can help your day to day COPD symptoms.
That being said, with the inability to perform more intense exercise, your diet becomes more important as a general health strategy.

In brief: Try light exercise

Even mild cardiovascular exercise like walking will help you expend some calories and lose weight (if needed) and improve oxygen utilization by the body, which can help your day to day COPD symptoms.
That being said, with the inability to perform more intense exercise, your diet becomes more important as a general health strategy.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: See below

Upper body exercises, stretching and deep breathing.
See a pulmonary specialist, the patient may qualify for pulmonary rehabilitation, which really helps a lot.

In brief: See below

Upper body exercises, stretching and deep breathing.
See a pulmonary specialist, the patient may qualify for pulmonary rehabilitation, which really helps a lot.
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