By Kate Jaggers

09th September 2020

Categorised in Good To Know

September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month – 30 days dedicated to raising awareness, with the aim of educating people on the effects of this awful disease.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that affects the lungs. Scaring occurs in the lungs and subsequent scar tissue builds up. When this build-up happens the main symptom of pulmonary fibrosis occurs – breathing difficulties. Other symptoms include tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss. There isn’t just one cause of pulmonary fibrosis, which is why this disease is so challenging to diagnose and treat.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is running a wonderful campaign to make the world aware of pulmonary fibrosis. With a focus on social media, the campaign is interactive, engaging, fun and inclusive for all. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using their handle @pfforg. Start spreading the word using the hashtags #PFMonth and #BlueUp4PF across social media.

Visit their website to find out about their marvelous campaign. Or, you can find their planning guide here.


Do you know someone who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis or, maybe you care for someone who suffers from the disease? The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation provides a wealth of resources and information to support you and your family.

If you or someone you know cares for an individual with pulmonary fibrosis and you want further support, visit our website where you can sign yourself or someone you know, up for support. Or, if you would prefer to talk to a member of our friendly advice team, call us today on 01284 333035.


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