Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Air Quality
Oxygen Therapy
Dangers of Oxygen
Support Groups

Overview of Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis requires a constant awareness of your symptoms, your breathing, your surroundings, and your overall well-being. Work closely with your doctors on treatments, diet and exercise. If you require oxygen therapy, use it. It protects your heart as well as improves the quality of your life. ISN.

Living With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. National Heart Blood and Lung Institute.

Living With Lung Disease. The American Lung Association's Living With Lung Disease Wall of Lung Champions is dedicated to people who live each day with lung disease. American Lung Association.


Lung Exercises for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Breathing exercises can help you breathe better during any kind of activity, which will help as begin or continue an exercise program. LiveStrong.

Air Quality

If you smoke, QUIT. Avoid being around people who do smoke. Do not go to places where people do smoke.

Indoor Air Pollution Fact Sheet. American Lung Association.

Air Quality in the Home. American Lung Association.

Air Quality in the Workplace. American Lung Association.

Oxygen Therapy

Treatment for Interstitial Lung Disease: Oxygen Therapy. Improving the level of oxygen in the blood through the use of supplemental oxygen can help relieve the strain on the heart and lungs and improve symptoms of shortness of breath and fatigue. National Jewish Health.

Dangers of Oxygen and Flame

Oxygen Concentrator and Oxygen Therapy Safety. Stay at least 5 feet away from heat or open flames while you are using your oxygen, that includes people who are smoking or using a gas operated stove. Oxygen Concentrator Store.

Support Groups

American Lung Association.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is the primary organization dedicated to finding a cure for and raising awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease. The Foundation is also devoted to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with this illness. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Go to Pumonary Fibrosis Research

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