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What can be done at home to treat interstitial lung disease?

The way you manage interstitial lung disease can have a big impact on your quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation courses are widely available to help you learn how to best manage your condition. Pulmonary rehabilitation includes: regular, safe physical activity and exercises to promote physical fitness; breathing techniques to help manage breathlessness; information on ways to conserve energy, and; good nutrition and healthy eating for people with chronic lung conditions.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


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