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  • COPD Exacerbation (Education and Action Plan) 28 October 2022
    COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for various conditions that affect the lungs and breathing. Many things can exacerbate COPD, bringing about an array of challenging symptoms.  It’s essential you know what to do during a COPD exacerbation. In addition, understanding what to do can greatly help in the event of […]
  • 13 Pulmonary Fibrosis Stage 4 Symptoms (and Finding Relief) 20 October 2022
    Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissue of the lungs becomes damaged and scarred. Many things can lead to pulmonary fibrosis, although doctors often cannot identify a specific cause.  If you’re living with a chronic lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis (PF), interstitial lung disease (ILD) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you’ve likely heard your doctor talk […]
  • Lack Of Sleep Causes Increased Risk Of COPD Exacerbations 4 September 2022
    Multiple factors can cause people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to lose out on a good night’s sleep. Medications and nighttime COPD symptoms are 2 factors that lead many COPD patients to experience insomnia and sleep disturbances.  Lack of sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, chronic fatigue and diminished quality of life for people […]
  • Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene 4 September 2022
    My patients with chronic lung disease often report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and sleeping deeply. Respiratory symptoms, medications and anxiety or depression can contribute to poor sleep if you have lung disease.  A way to improve the quality of your sleep is to practice good sleep hygiene, which is a set of nighttime behaviors […]
  • 5 Tips To Improve COPD Life Expectancy 4 September 2022
    For millions of Americans diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the first question to their doctor may be, “How long do I have?”  Coping with COPD symptoms and living well may seem nearly impossible. COPD causes shortness of breath, fatigue, wheezing and persistent coughing. Often, people with COPD need to use supplemental oxygen to ensure […]

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Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was formed in February 2018 at the request of the Royal Bolton Hospital Interstitial Lung Disease Team and Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis the National Charity for people diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Since 2013 over 60 support groups like ours have sprung up around the UK.

The aim of the group is to provide; support and information for people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, along with their family, friends and carers in an environment where people can learn about their condition, .A place where they can share their thoughts, fears and feelings with other with the same condition..  A place of mutual understanding, care, support and learning,. to facilitate a better quality of life.


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