When you have chronic lung disease, routine daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, showering or making a bed may cause shortness of breath (SOB). For many people, SOB affects every aspect of daily living. As a result, they become fearful of physical activity and become less active, leading to increased SOB.
Why Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon, is a comprehensive outpatient program of supervised exercise and education for those living with lung disease.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation team of medical professionals will help you improve your ability to manage your lung condition. Our goal is to help you gradually improve your level of physical activity and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
You must have a physician’s referral to enroll in pulmonary rehabilitation at Bay Area Hospital.
Benefits of participation
- improved breathing
- increased endurance and strength
- control of symptoms
- improved management of medications and oxygen
- improved management of stress, anxiety and depression
- improved ability to perform daily life activities
What is involved in Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
- supervised progressive exercise or activity with oxygen, as needed
- functional and activities of daily living (ADL) training
- energy conservation
- breathing retraining
- stress management
- medication education
- dietary consultation
Participants usually attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation two times a week for six to 12 weeks. The program is individualized to meet your needs and goals. Your family is encouraged to be involved as you regain control of your health and your life.
Contact your personal physician for a referral to our program. We will help you determine whether you have insurance coverage for your diagnosis or if preauthorization is needed. Lung conditions covered may vary with different health plans and Medicare.
For more information about our program and how to obtain a referral, call (541) 269-8389.