Respiratory Failure – Living With

For both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) respiratory failure, it is important to follow your treatment plan, manage your condition, and know when you should seek medical care. You may need pulmonary rehabilitation to help your lungs work better. Your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels may take a while to return to a healthy range. Because of this, you may continue to have shortness of breath or other symptoms for a few weeks or longer. You may need to do daily activities more slowly.

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  • Syndication ID: 19098
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, July 03, 2020 at 06:47 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Friday, July 03, 2020 at 06:47 PM


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