September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition when scar tissue forms within your lung tissue. This limits air flow to move into your blood stream. Having PF will cause shortness of breathe fatigue and decreased endurance for normal everyday activities.

How can a Pulmonary Program Help?

Patients that are diagnosed with chronic pulmonary disease can be left with many questions. Pts with pulmonary fibrosis and COPD for instance are told that their condition doesn't get any better. What many do not know is that this does not corelate with peoples ability to function.

How can breathing techniques help? Learning how to breath the right way will improve shortness of breath recovery, lowers your heart rate, and triggers your nervous system to help calm you down.

How can pulmonary rehab help? A good pulmonary program will reduce symptoms, and shortness of breath, improve exercise capacity and improve tolerance of activities, reduces hospital stays longevity and improve overall quality of life.

Can't I just exercise on my own? Pulmonary programs will prescribe the right exercise progression suitable for your condition. Learning how to breath along with exercise while monitoring you oxygen level, heart rate and blood pressure are detrimental to a successful outcome.

Pulmonary Disease and Allergies

March brings the 1st day of spring. The snow starts to melt and the temperature begins to warm. Although it's a time of year the people look forward, others can dread if suffering from seasonal allergies. This can be especially problematic for people with Pulmonary Disease. 

Here are a few tips that you can do to limit allergen exposure Change air filter on the furnace.

This is an excellent way to trap pollen within your filter so that it stays out your living space.

Check the pollen count in your area just as you would for the weather report. Plan for outdoor work on days that the count is low. Check out the pollen count and even subscribe for app on your phone.,,

Wearing a mask when going outside on days with high pollen counts.

Take care of any mold in your home. As the temperatures rise mold will start to grow in warm humid environments.

Talk to your doctor about options and medication to help with seasonal allergies. You'll find that there's a lot of options available to people who suffer from allergies and especially for those with pulmonary disease.