Living with Chronic Lung Disease
So, you've been diagnosed with chronic lung disease
Together, we can help you do more things you enjoy and be active again.
Chronic lung disease is a progressive disease that is treatable but not curable.
Your care team at Scott & White is dedicated to help slow down and minimize the progression of your symptoms so you can get more enjoyment in your everyday life.
Suggested information to have available for your pulmonary rehabilitation team:
- What is your diagnosis?
- What is your prescribed treatment plan from your provider?
- What are your goals for treatment? You may want to breathe better, make fewer visits to the hospital, be healthier, and/or quit smoking.
Keep a journal. Keeping a journal is a good way to track symptoms you are experiencing after exercise, or when you didn't keep a social engagement because you were too tired, or medication questions, or any other concerns that come up between your provider or rehabilitation appointments.
Eat healthy. Eating healthy does not mean that it will be expensive. Eating healthy means that you should maintain a well-balanced healthy diet to provide your body with all the nutrients your body needs. Visit Eat Healthy, Live Healthy to get started. Your physician or health care provider may recommend a diet for you and can talk to you about eating healthy.
Daily physical activity. The pulmonary rehabilitation program will teach you how to safely and comfortably increase your exercise tolerance and other techniques so you can do more things you enjoy and be active again.