When you’re caring for someone living with chronic lung disease, it’s important to have the resources and information you need to support your loved one in living a full and active life with his or her diagnosis. Small changes that you can implement to your loved one’s habits and behavior can make their life more enjoyable:
When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.
If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.
COPD 101 Resources
According to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, pulmonary fibrosis is often misdiagnosed. In fact, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation estimates that more than half of all patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were initially misdiagnosed. Here’s a look at why this is, along with how a diagnosis is made.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is progressive, meaning as time goes by it gradually worsens. According to the European Lung Foundation, the following are warning signs you need to tell your doctor about, as they could indicate that your COPD is getting worse.
You never thought you would be diagnosed with lung disease. Now that you have, you have two options: you can either let it take over your life or you can enhance your life with pulmonary fibrosis by making certain changes. Take control of your life with these tips from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.