Should Bronchiectasis Patients Exercise?


There have been many studies on the benefits of exercise for bronchiectasis patients and they all conclude that exercise should be an essential part of treatment for anyone suffering from this chronic lung condition.

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Clinical trials have found that participants who exercise twice weekly experience both short- and long-term benefits. Patients who exercised regularly had less frequent exacerbations, could walk further in the six-minute walking test, and were not as short of breath. Find out more about studies of the effects of exercise for bronchiectasis patients here. 

It’s thought that pulmonary rehabilitation consisting of regular exercise can improve the quality of life for those suffering from bronchiectasis in the same way it does for other chronic lung disease patients.

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