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Details: All contents classified with 'Health' What is pulmonary fibrosis? Pulmonary fibrosis means scarring in the lungs. Learn more about what pulmonary fibrosis is and how it affects the body. What is pulmonary fibrosis? Exercise. Gentle exercise can help you stay healthy …

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Diet and exercise Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: But your health is more important than ever. Find out what you can be doing to keep your body healthy. Eating well. The energy and nutrients that allow your body to function well, come from what you eat and drink, so it is important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

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Care and Management Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: The UK National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (UK), American Lung Association (USA) and World Health Organisation (global) all have useful advice on quitting smoking and other lifestyle changes. These tips should help you and those close to you build a plan to prepare for the daily challenges you may face while living with pulmonary fibrosis .

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Diet Nutrition Life with Pulmonary

Details: A healthy diet is a critical component in supporting the health of all people, but especially so for people living with pulmonary fibrosis.A healthy diet helps maintain a healthy weight, keep up energy levels and strengthen the immune system.

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Vaccinations Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Being proactive about preventing health problems is an important part of staying healthy for anyone living with a lung disease. 1. Vaccines are products which protect people against some potentially serious infectious diseases. Unlike most medicines that treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them. 1

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Diet Nutrition Life with Pulmonary

Details: A healthy diet is a critical component in supporting the health of all people, but especially so for people living with IPF. A healthy diet helps maintain a healthy weight, keep up energy levels and strengthen the immune system. Being overweight can put extra pressure on the lungs and make it harder to breathe.

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Care and Management Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Cigarettes and other tobacco products can cause significant damage to your lungs and make your breathing worse. If you are a smoker, quitting smoking and avoiding second-hand smoke can be beneficial for your breathing and overall health. Your healthcare team can recommend programs to help you stop smoking.

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Anti-fibrotic medications treatment options Life with IPF

Details: Anti-fibrotic medications are one of the most recent treatment options available for IPF and can provide medicinal benefit to IPF patients.. Anti-fibrotics are medications which help to slow the disease progression by slowing down the process that causes scarring in the lungs. They are likely to form a key part of your treatment plan. There are anti-fibrotic treatments available in Canada.

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Comorbid diseases Life with IPF

Details: Mental health . Well-being and mental health. Your mental health can be impacted as you learn to cope with your IPF diagnosis. Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Speak to your healthcare team if you feel like you need support. They are there to help. Developing a treatment plan

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Palliative (supportive) care for someone with IPF Life

Details: Palliative (or supportive) care is a type of health care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their carers. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and physical and mental stress of a serious illness such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Visit Life with IPF to find out more.

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End of Life Care in Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Different health and social care professionals may be involved in end-of-life care, depending on the patient’s needs. For example, care can involve hospital doctors and nurses, hospice staff, counsellors and occupational therapists.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Stories Life With Pulmonary

Details: Resources to help manage your physical and mental health when living with pulmonary fibrosis. Wellbeing resources. Community and support groups. Support groups connect people with pulmonary fibrosis together, to help share experiences about managing their condition.

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What is Pulmonary Fibrosis disease

Details: IPF stands for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. It is a rare condition that affects between 14,000 and 15,000 Canadians, and is the most common interstitial lung disease (ILD). Fibrosis is the medical term for a build-up of scar tissue. In someone with IPF, pulmonary (or lung) tissue, or the lungs become scarred, thickened and stiff.

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Your mental health

Details: Mental health describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how you cope with day-to-day life. As well as physical symptoms, IPF can affect your mental health. For example, you may start to experience a low mood if you lose personal independence, experience relationship problems or worry about a loss of control.

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End of Life Care in Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Different health and social care professionals may be involved in end of life care, depending on the patient’s needs. For example, care can involve hospital doctors and nurses, hospice staff, counsellors and occupational therapists.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: You may have other ongoing health conditions. These can be managed alongside your IPF. Comorbid diseases. The typical and most frequent signs and symptoms of IPF are shortness of breath and cough. Shortness of breath starts with exercise and then will increase over time

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Complementary therapies Life with IPF

Details: A holistic path to help manage your physical and mental health. Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional treatments to help improve your overall well-being and don't involve medication. When considering complementary treatment for the management of IPF, it …

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Supportive Care Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: Supportive (palliative) care can provide support for you and help your loved one live with a serious illness comfortably. Palliative care, often referred to as supportive care, is a type of health care for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses.. It focuses on providing your loved one with relief from both symptoms, as well as the physical and mental stress of living with a

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Ongoing conditions with Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: You may have other ongoing health conditions. These can be managed alongside your pulmonary fibrosis. Many people with pulmonary fibrosis also have other health conditions which are often called co-existing conditions. Pulmonary fibrosis may or may not influence these but managing them is just as important as managing pulmonary fibrosis itself.. To manage co-existing conditions people receive

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Progression of IPF Life with IPF

Details: Please visit the taking care of yourself page for more information about some of the treatments and health advice you can discuss with your doctor. An operation to replace a patient’s diseased lungs with lungs from a donor View in glossary Close.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis and Smoking Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Smoking is one of the biggest influences on your health when you have a lung condition. If you have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis it is important to quit smoking. Many people find quitting difficult, however there are lots of resources to help you quit. Although you may have tried to quit in the past, the modern resources available are

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Well-being resources Life with IPF

Details: Below is a list of resources that can help you manage your health and well-being. An operation to replace a patient’s diseased lungs with lungs from a donor View in glossary Close. An event characterized by sudden, severe worsening of symptoms or an increase in disease severity.

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Your wellbeing as a carer Life With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: It is normal to sometimes feel guilty 1 because you are in good health compared to your loved one. You may also feel guilty when asking others for help with caring duties. Feeling guilty may lead you to become over responsible, striving to make life 'right'. You may overwork, give too much of yourself, or be willing to do anything in an attempt

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Exercise Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Exercise is a key part of maintaining your physical and mental health and can help you to manage your IPF and be more active. Exercise can also improve your overall health and quality of life. There are many ways to stay active such as walking, strength exercises and taking part in hobbies.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis and related conditions Life with

Details: The term “Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs)” refers to any condition that causes excess tissue affecting the lace-like network of supporting material (interstitium). around the air sacs of the lungs The role of the lung is to deliver oxygen from those air sacs (alveoli) to the haemoglobin in blood vessels that carry it as fuel to the rest of the body.

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Palliative Care Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: Palliative care (often referred to as supportive care) is a type of health care for patients and their families facing life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from both symptoms, as well as the physical and mental stress of living with a serious illness.

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Mental Wellbeing Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how you cope with day-to-day life. As well as physical symptoms, pulmonary fibrosis can affect your mental wellbeing. For example, you may start to experience a low mood if you lose personal independence, experience relationship problems or worry about a loss of control. 1

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Music Therapy Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: Music therapy is more than just a form of entertainment. It may also help to improve the health of those suffering from respiratory illnesses such as IPF. Playing an instrument can be an exercise in itself; especially if that instrument is in the brass (trumpets, horns) or woodwind family (flute, saxophone).

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Sarcoidosis & Interstitial Lung Disease Life with

Details: When looking for pulmonary fibrosis in sarcoidosis patients, your treatment team will look at many areas of your health. For example, they will ask you about your work history, family medical history, any potential drug and medication use and whether you have ever smoked. 3 A physical examination is also used to give the doctor a better understanding of your lung health.

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Handling Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: There are other patients with IPF, like you in Canada and all over the world, who are working through the well-being and mental health challenges of living with IPF. In fact, anywhere from 14,000 – 15,000 people in Canada live with IPF and 10-60 people in every …

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Depression and Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: Speaking to a mental health professional. You should not have to suffer alone. As part of your treatment, you may need to speak to a professional counsellor. 2 He or she may suggest different options to help you cope with depression that best suit you, such as relaxation techniques, exercize or medication. A psychiatrist, psychologist, or

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Support after Diagnosis Life with

Details: This can help you manage both your condition and your physical well-being and mental health. In the months and years after your diagnosis, your symptoms may progress. This might mean you need more support in your daily activities. Keeping a record of how you feel can help you and your loved ones know how much support you need.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a combined program of education and monitored exercise designed for people with lung diseases. Your healthcare team may prescribe pulmonary rehabilitation as an addition to other types of care to help improve your symptoms and overall well-being.. Pulmonary rehabilitation can have many benefits, such as helping you to manage your breathing, giving you more energy

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Depression and Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: The types of food you eat can have a powerful impact on your well-being and mental health. Making sure you eat a well-balanced, healthy diet, full of fresh foods and lean protein can help you maintain a balanced mood and improve your well-being. At the same time, it’s important to allow yourself treats every now and then.

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Scleroderma and Interstitial Lung Disease Life with

Details: What is scleroderma with interstitial lung disease (scleroderma with ILD)? Scleroderma is a rare multisystem autoimmune disease that affects the skin and internal organs, including lungs. 1 Scleroderma is a rare condition that affects 0.6-2.3 and 1.4-5.6 people per 100,000 each year in Europe and North America, respectively. 2 Of these people, around a third or more will develop lung

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis & Pulmonary Fibrosis Life

Details: A physical examination is also used to give the doctor a better understanding of your lung health. However, other tests, particularly breathing tests and X-rays or CT scans, will be needed to make a clear diagnosis. 3. Progression of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis

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Power of Attorney in Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: A power of attorney allows you to provide instructions for your future if you were to become mentally incapable of making personal and non-financial decisions for yourself. It is a legal document in which you choose the person you would like to make decisions on your behalf. Depending on where you live in Canada, these documents may also be referred to as personal or health directives

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Yoga Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Yoga is an ancient practice that combines exercises with breathing techniques and meditation. It can help improve the health and happiness of those who practice it regularly. If you haven’t done yoga before, you may not be familiar with the benefits.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis and Smoking Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Smoking is one of the biggest influences on your health when you have a lung disease. If you have been diagnosed with IPF it is important to quit smoking, but quitting can be difficult. There are many resources available to help you to quit. Talk to your healthcare team if you want advice to help you quit smoking.

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Music Therapy Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary

Details: Music therapy is more than just a form of entertainment. It may also help to improve the health of those suffering from respiratory conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis. 1. Playing an instrument can be an exercise in itself; especially if that instrument is in the brass (trumpets, horns) or …

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Pulmonary Fibrosis and related conditions Life with

Details: Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical well-being. Your well-being and mental health. Practical advice . You may need to make some adjustments, but you'll still be able to set and achieve goals, travel and participate in fulfilling activities.

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Support Groups Community Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Participating in a patient support group offers you an opportunity to get together and connect with others who are facing similar experiences. Patient support groups can help you to better manage your physical and mental health and the everyday challenges of living with IPF.

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Palliative and End of Life Care Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Caring for a loved one is often associated with a roller coaster of emotions, which can be both physically and mentally exhausting. 1 It is important to recognize these feelings - both positive and negative. Be reassured that it is normal to feel a range of emotions during this time.

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Emotional support Life with IPF

Details: Charities focus on promoting health and providing support for those affected by various diseases, including those affecting the lungs. Many of them campaign for improvements in the level of care offered to people affected by chronic diseases and improving overall public awareness.

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Mindfulness Meditation Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation which can help Pulmonary Fibrosis patients reduce stress and negative emotions. Find out its benefits.

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Yoga Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Yoga is an ancient practice that combines exercises with breathing techniques and meditation. It can help improve the health and happiness of those who practice it regularly. If you haven’t done yoga before, you may not be familiar with the benefits.

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Cough and Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: Well-being and mental health. Coping with a serious illness Depression Complementary therapies Complementary therapies. Yoga Mindfulness Music therapy Well-being resources Well-being resources. Community and support groups Planning for the future Planning for the future. Power of attorney

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Palliative and End of Life Care Life with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Details: To learn more about the different areas to consider when caring for someone, read: Palliative care- A type of care that assures the patient and those in their life experience optimal quality of life as the disease progresses.This includes all dimensions of life including symptom management, social, spiritual and psychological needs.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Pulmonary Fibrosis Life with

Details: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a combined program of education and monitored exercise designed for people with lung diseases. Your treatment team may prescribe pulmonary rehabilitation as an addition to other types of care to help improve your symptoms and overall wellbeing. 1. Pulmonary rehabilitation can have many benefits, such as helping you manage your breathing, giving you more energy and

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