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Is There Any Exercises You Can To Help

Is There Any Exercises You Can To Help

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I am currently attending a Pulmonary Rehab Course. It comprises attendance for two afternoons per week, two hours per session. The course lasts for six weeks. It is run by my local hospital… read more

posted 4 days ago

Why Do The Excersie Precautions Say To Avoid Push-ups, Sit-ups, And Isometric Exercises?

Why Do The Excersie Precautions Say To Avoid Push-ups, Sit-ups, And Isometric Exercises?

Hello,

I am new here. Was recently diagnosed by my primary care doc with copd at 50. I really do not have any symptoms. I am not out of breath and she prescribed inhalers. Should I use a daily inhaler if I am not out of breath?

Also, I read that we are supposed to avoid push-ups, sit-ups, and isometric exercises. For the life of me I cannot find any explanation as to why we should avoid these? Any input is greatly appreciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

That is great to hear that you share the chores.....not everyone does that...sure didn't happen in my family....I did everything and my ex just sat on his ass and drank or was out at the bar and… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Exercise

Exercise

I see people say they exercise to strengthen breathing I don't see how I can never breath I can barely take a shower or walk across my house it hurts putting on clothes is a challenge how do you exercise

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

If you prefer to shower, just make sure you open the windows, as it's the Steam that causes the breathing Difficulties. 😉 and make sure you have extra handrails to hang on to 👍🏻

posted 18 days ago

Exercise

Exercise

Will exetcise het rid of exvess gas

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Drink probiotic drinks! They come in tiny bottles at the supermarket.There are many benefits to doing this - but it will certainly get rid of the gas.Alternatively, you can take probiotics in a… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Oxygen

Oxygen

Was put on oxygen 24/7 back in February when diagnosed with COPD. Has anyone been on oxygen & "improved" enough to go off oxygen?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have been on oxygen for about four years now. I am on it when I do anything outside I am getting a little worse every year.

posted 3 months ago

Can My Sob Be From Just Not Exercising.

Can My Sob Be From Just Not Exercising.

I am up and down constantly ,sweeping and mopping every second day ,sometimes daily.I only have 23% lung capacity left and I blame that but am I kidding myself? Plus with all the packing I did. I was up and down even more.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I use an aerobica too. It took awhile to see the video that shows how to use it with the nebulizer. I do it that way when I feel on the verge of exaserbation.

posted 5 months ago

Exercise Is Important! But How Does One Exercise To Any Extent When Just Walking A Short Distance Causes Shortness Of Breath ?

Exercise Is Important! But How Does One Exercise To Any Extent When Just Walking A Short Distance Causes Shortness Of Breath ?

What are some suggestions for exercises?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Start out just walking 5 min. Then slowly increase time and speed. I started out doing 10 min. on my treadmill 1 and a half years ago. Now walking 1 hour or 3 miles now have also lose almost 20 lbs… read more

posted over 4 years ago