Exercise in patients with lung (pulmonary) conditions is a well-established form of treatment that improves health, fitness and quality of life. Exercise can also help manage certain lung conditions and delay their progression.
Which lung conditions is exercise helpful for? (click on a condition to learn more)
• Asthma – A obstructive pulmonary condition caused by inflammation and bronchospasm.
• Cystic fibrosis – A genetic disease causing excessive, thick mucous that obstructs the airways and promotes recurrent lung infections.
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) – This is an umbrella term for a number of chronic lung conditions that obstruct the normal flow of air through the respiratory system including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and chronic asthma.
• Interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis – A condition characterised by scarring and thickening of the lung tissue.