Side effects related to inhalation of oxygen and the exhalation of carbon dioxide, including maintenance of body temperature and elimination of excess water from the body.
shortness of breath, cough, particularly during exercise; dry, hacking cough; fast, shallow breathing; gradual worsening cough; shortness of breath with physical activity; fatigue; tiredness; unintended weight loss; aching joints and muscles; clubbing of the tips of the fingers or toes; breathing difficulties; ongoing cough that is accompanied by excessive mucus production; chest tightness; wheezing; pneumonitis; inflammation of the lung tissue.
The following health professionals can help with Pulmonary side effects. Follow the links below to learn more.
Cancer Exercise Therapist main role is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about exercise.
Aerobic exercise is strongly associated with improved pulmonary function.
Dieticians advise individuals on nutrition-related matters and can modify diets to treat or help manage chronic conditions, food allergies and food intolerances.
Energy conservation strategies at meal times can help manage symptoms of breathlessness.
Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals, who specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Aerobic exercise improves cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Naturopaths provide a complimentary medicine, by employing a wide array of “”natural”” treatments, including herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle counselling.
There is increasing evidence that orally delivered probiotics are able to regulate immune responses in the respiratory system.
Nutritionists main role is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about health and food choices.
Patients with more than 15% weight loss are likely to have significant impairment of respiratory muscle function.
Physiotherapists are health care professionals concerned with human function, movement and maximising potential. A physiotherapist aims to improve physical activity, confidence, well-being and quality of life by improving physical and functional independence, refining movement, offering support and restoring a measure of control. They are comprehensively skilled to analyse, promote, maintain and restore the needs of the whole person.
Chest physiotherapy application is recommended for patients with lung cancer, underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis who have poor cough reflex to maintain bronchial hygiene.
Yoga Instructors teach a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.
Pranayama is beneficial in improving respiratory function and sympathovagal balance.