Maintain a healthy diet and weight
By eating balanced meals which include fruit, vegetables and fibre and reducing saturated fats, salt and sugar.
Avoid stressful situations which can cause excessive oxygen consumption.
When you feel anxious or stressed perform yoga exercises to aid your breathing.
Aid and adapt your home
- Long-handled dustpan
- Bath grab bars
- Shower/bath seat
- Raised toilet seat
- Stair lift
- Portable oxygen
- Zimmer frame
If you require assistance to adapt your home or obtain equipment please contact your local authority to request an Occupational Therapy assessment.
We may also be able to support with obtaining equipment. Read more here.
Use a handheld fan
To help recover from episodes of breathlessness.
Research has shown that this enables patients to increase their physical activity.
Maintain a good posture
Keeping your back bent and shoulders slumped increases muscle strain causing breathing to be affected.
Avoid bending and lifting.
Content acknowledgements: © 2022 by the University of Hull and Authors. A Patient's Guide to Pulmonary Fibrosis Second Edition