Weʼre raising £1,000 to Raise funds for the running of Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
- Bolton, United Kingdom
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What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a type of lung disease that results in scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs for an unknown reason. Over time, the scarring gets worst and it becomes hard to take in a deep breath and the lungs cannot take in enough oxygen
The cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is not completely understood. No one knows what causes idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or why some people get it. "Idiopathic" means of unknown cause.
Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
There is no cure for IPF and there are currently no procedures or medications that can remove the scarring from the lungs. Treatments are used to slow progression of the lung scarring, and may not necessarily lessen the symptoms of cough and breathlessness.Some additional medications can be used to improve the symptoms of IPF, such as shortness of breath and cough. Other treatments include supplemental oxygen, pulmonary rehabilitation (exercise training, education and support for people with chronic lung disease), and lung transplant.
The aim of Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is to support men and women who have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, along with their family, friends and carer.
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Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group6 months ago
We're off to a good start with our first donation to this worthy cause. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a debilitating terminal disease not just for the individual but also their families, friends and carers. More awareness and money is needed to help find a cause for this disease but ultimately find a cure. At present drugs and medications can only help to slow down the rate of progression. For some Lung Transplantation is the only possible answer but donor organs are in short supply and not everyone is eligible for transplant
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Feb 8, 2018
Wishing you every success with the launch of your Support Group. Its nice to see that more awareness of this terminal lung disease being generated
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Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Bolton, United Kingdom
We are founding members of the Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. After completing a pulmonary rehabilitation course at Bolton One, we were asked by the Royal Bolton Respiratory Team if we would set up a support group for people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
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