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Emphysema (cont.)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is probably the most effective therapy for COPD patients with emphysema. Graded physical exercise, proper breathing techniques, education about the disease and available therapies empowers the patient. It improves quality of life and decreases hospitalizations.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014

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The word emphysema is derived from Greek and means "to blow into," hence "air containing" or "air inflated."

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