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View in Spanish: Educación en rehabilitación pulmonar

Pulmonary rehabilitation education (PUL-muh-NAYR-ee REE-huh-BIH-lih-TAY-shun EH-juh-KAY-shun)
Education about behavior and lifestyle changes to help patients with chronic lung disease decrease breathing problems, return to daily activities, and improve quality of life. Education may include instruction about breathing exercises, nutrition, use of medicines, and ways for the patient to reduce stress and save energy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.