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Webinar on Exercise as Medicine : For Lung Patients - Hinduja Hospital

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COPD, Pulmonary fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Asthma and other lung diseases are increasing at alarming rate. With Exercises, the control over Lung problem can be alleviating. To analyze benefits of …

COPD, Pulmonary fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Asthma and other lung diseases are increasing at alarming rate. With Exercises, the control over Lung problem can be alleviating. To analyze benefits of exercises & thereby breaking the common myth that lung patient should not exercise to conserve oxygen, read more on Exercise as Medicine: For Lung Patients by our Pulmonary Rehab Physiotherapist, Dr. Mrinmayee Koltharkar.


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  • 1. Exercise as Medicine For Lung Patients Dr Mrinmayee Koltharkar Pulmonary Rehab & Research Physiotherapist M.P.T(Cardiovascular & Pulmonary-KEMH), B.P.T, M.I.A.P Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai Email - drmrink@yahoo.co.in http://www.hindujahospital.com/dr-mrinmayee-koltharkar/
  • 2. COPD LUNG FIBROSIS/ILD ASTHMA BRONCHIECTASIS Lung Diseases
  • 3. Common Myth Lung patient should NOT exercise to conserve !
  • 4. Exercise Makes You...
  • 5. Benefits of Exercise
  • 6. Chronic Pulmonary Disease Physical Deconditioning Decreased Exercise Capacity Difficulty to do day-to- day activities Immobility/Inactivity Increased Breathlessness The Vicious Cycle
  • 7. Exercises Physical Reconditioning Increased Exercise Capacity Ability to do day-to- day activities Exercises Decreased Breathlessness The Vicious Cycle… Broken
  • 8. Lungs more effective at supplying body with Oxygen & eliminating CO2 New blood vessels grow around the alveoli, making gas exchange more efficient. The muscles involved in breathing in and out become stronger and can work for longer. Pulmonary Function increases. The Effect of Exercise on Lungs…
  • 9. Big Benefits Package Decreasing Breathlessness Improving Exercise capacity Improving Quality of Life Psychosocial benefit Decrease hospitalizations Length of Hospital stay Reduced number of exacerbations Can be achieved regardless of severity of Pulmonary Disease Individualized programs
  • 10. Exercises – Essential Components Breathing Exercises Aerobic Training Flexibility Exercises Resistance / Weight Training
  • 11. Safe Exercises • Oxygen Saturation 88% • Supplemental Oxygen Therapy • Pre Inhaler • Pacing/Interval • 3-4/10 Grade on Borg scale (Moderate to somewhat severe)
  • 12. How Long? 6 - 12 weeks
  • 13. Patients Say… I did 8 weeks of Pulmonary Rehab program under the able guidance of Dr Mrinmayee. Her motivation and well thought out sequenced program kept the interest / enthusiasm going. It made me cope with my breathing disability with positive mindset and gave me an overall feeling of well being. - C.L. Gupta I was unable to perform my day to day activities like shaving, shower, walking and other minor activities because of breathlessness. I have successfully completed 24 sessions and there is marked improvement in my day to day activities. I hope to achieve more by continuing the exercises taught to me.- Seshan Iyer
  • 14. Patients Say… Post Exercises sessions I now feel Comfortable & Confident person. My daughter says Mummy you look very Energetic! - Jayshree Parikh Prior exercise course I was barely able to talk for 5 minutes. Coughing bouts used to disturb me. Post exercises of 3 months course I’m now able to talk for 15 minutes and walk for 20 minutes continuously. Exercises have improved my Quality of Life. - Kamla Menon Post Exercise course, my steroid dosage has reduced and I can now go for Abroad Trips that too independently! - Deepika Mankame
  • 15. Next Step
  • 16.  Indications & Benefits  Side-effects  Drug Interactions  Cost  Dose, Frequency, Duration
  • 17. Appointment Helpline: 022-39818181/67668181/24451515 Online Appointment: http://www.hindujahospital.com/vops/ For any Queries, please write us on: info@hindujahospital.com Thank You

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