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Atelectasis

The first step in treating atelectasis is to remove the cause of the obstruction. Supplemental oxygen, chest physiotherapy and antibiotics are also used as standard therapy. In most cases the lung tissue will return to normal.


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When Walking for Fitness

  • Always walk in a safe, well-lighted place.

  • First warm up for five to seven minutes by walking at a slower pace.

  • Keep a steady pace.

  • Walk for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Cool down for five to seven minutes at the end of your workout by walking at a slower pace.

  • Stretch after you cool down.

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