Yoga may be used as a safe intervention for pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), according to a study published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. The exercise could also potentially improve patients’ exercise capacity.
LAM is a rare disease that occurs exclusively in young women. Typically, women contract the disease between age 20 and 40 years. It is characterized by diffuse pulmonary cystic changes and symptoms can include progressive dyspnea, hypoxia, recurrent pneumothorax, and chylothorax. Although sirolimus (rapamycin) can be used to slow the disease’s progression, many patients complain of reduced exercise capacity due to airflow obstruction and other intrusive symptoms. Más información