Rehabilitation for Lung Conditions
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic lung disease or condition, Doctors Hospital of Laredo offers an individualized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to help you live a better quality of life and decrease the symptoms of your disease. We help people with lung diseases and conditions including:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary fibrosis
To learn more about the program, call the Pulmonary Rehab department at 956-523-3361 or our physician referral service at 877-992-1711.
The program includes many educational components that will provide valuable information on:
- Side effects
- Inhaler use
- Breathing retraining
- Using oxygen therapy
- Exercise training
- Managing breathing issues
- Knowing when to seek medical attention for symptoms
Exercise for Strengthening Endurance
Exercise is an important component of the program and is tailored to your individual needs. Exercise is beneficial in helping to improve your endurance and muscle strength and will help you perform your every day activities.
Doctors Hospital of Laredo's $13 million dollar-plus rehabilitation center and ICU expansion added eight ICU beds and 4,000 square feet for the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center.
The new space has been designed with a number of special features and amenities, including:
- A walking track and specialized equipment like rehab treadmills, recumbent bikes and wall pulleys to help patients exercise safely
- A private conference room for support group meetings and education
- A spacious waiting area
- Men's and women's showers and lockers, allowing for convenient visits around work
- Increased cardiac rehab monitoring capacity to 12 patients at any given time
- Lots of windows for natural light
To be eligible for the pulmonary rehabilitation program, you will need to have a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) or have had one recently. The test will indicate if you meet the criteria for insurance to pay for your rehabilitation after your physician places an order for you to receive pulmonary rehabilitation. The many components of our pulmonary rehabilitation program will help you manage your disease and live better.