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12 Must-Know Facts About COPD

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Pulmonary rehab is important

Pulmonary rehabilitation can reduce symptoms and help you function better every day. Some people even say pulmonary rehab performs miracles.

Programs vary widely, but they usually include breathing exercises, nutritional counseling, exercise training, and tips on conserving energy and breathing easier.

Pulmonary rehab has been shown to cut hospitalizations and death, and improve quality of life for people with recent COPD flare-ups.

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