Meeting Moments – Short Wisdom
Click an image to view one of these short excerpts from our educational meetings for pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Basics of ILD and Pulmonary Fibrosis
What Causes ILD? Dr. Susan Mathai shares how she explains it to medical students. 6 mins.
Monitoring your diet with a food diary could help you manage constipation, trouble swallowing, and affects your health. 2 mins.
Measuring results on Dr. Noble’s zinc studies and how the differ from anti-fibrotic medicines. 3 1/2 mins.
Why is it important to get an early diagnosis? 3 min 15 sec
Comparing your lungs’ texture to a sponge illustrates how pulmonary fibrosis compares. 3 min.
Dr. Deji Adegunsoye reacts to the statement “patients with pulmonary fibrosis have an average life expectancy of 2-3 years from diagnosis.” 2 min.
Why does your doctor ask for a high-resolution CT scan? 6 min
Do you have a coexisting condition that is making your chronic cough worse? 5 min
Taking OFEV? Foods to eat and avoid for diarrhea. 3 mins
What is Connective Tissue Disease ILD? 5 mins
What is the link between the heart and lungs in pulmonary hypertension? 4 min
What are the symptoms of an exacerbation? 1 min
Dr. Dela Cruz speaks about the balance of good and bad bacteria in your lungs. 6 min 40 sec
Dr. Dela Cruz explains the pathway for oxygen exchange in the lungs. 6 min
How should you handle oxygen safely at home? 5 min
What is hypoxia? What are the dangers of not using supplemental oxygen when you need it? 3 min
Dr. Hollowell explains the link between heart rate and oxygen saturation. 7 min.
Does Raynaud’s, poor circulation, or dark skin, keep low-cost pulse oximeters from working for you? High-quality devices and tips. 5 min
Ever wonder why you can’t catch your breath when you cough? 2 min
Protecting Your Health
The link between zinc and healthy lungs could be a breakthrough. 5 mins
Fire Captain Jake Heflin asks if you are ready for a disaster. 3 min
Mitigate your exposure to air pollution. 3 mins
This excerpt from Dr. Meilan Han is about protecting our lungs from pollution. 6 min.
Why is gut health important to the lungs? 3 min.
What should you consider if you want to travel during COVID? 7 min.
Learn about a sleep cue strategy for the less active patient. 2 min.
Exercise and Pulmonary Rehab
Dr. Ally Resch shows us how to modify basic exercises to support daily living. 4 min
What kind of exercise can you do at home? What is Bootcamp? 10 min
Are you exercising too hard? What should your oxygen saturation be during exercise? 9 min
Emotions and Coping
A psychologist explains the facts about the trauma and emotional challenges of facing a life-altering disease. 5 min.
Try a breathing exercise to help you calm down in moments of frustration, anger, or stress. 5 min.
Gratitude is a choice we can make in every situation. 2 min.
How are patients selected for a lung transplant? 4 mins
Hear the basic topics to know about lung transplantation from the UCLA transplant medical director. 4 min
To view more short videos from some of our members, visit My Life with PF.