Exercise training, together with behavioral modification, have become the central focus of pulmonary rehabilitation. Increased exercise tolerance and increased habitual physical activity acting together can improve the lives of people with lung conditions.

In this video, posted on PERF’s new YouTube channel, Kurt Antonius, a COPD patient, talks about the life-improving experience of participating in a clinical trial at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute in which exercise was practiced and tested over the course of many weeks.

A Patient’s Experience in Clinical Trials for COPD Treatment

2 thoughts on “A Patient’s Experience in Clinical Trials for COPD Treatment

  • March 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    i’m so happy that I found this because I have been doing the opposite. I thought it was not good for me to exercise but I will now.

    • March 23, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Mary, that is excellent news. The best of luck to you, and don’t be discouraged. Start slow and you should see a little improvement every week that you exercise. We urge you to look for a pulmonary rehabilitation program in your area so that you can receive assistance and supervision from trained staff.


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