5 Ways to Help a Friend With Pulmonary Fibrosis


If you have a friend or family member who has recently been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or is living with the condition, you’re probably wondering what you can do to support them.

As our columnist Charleen Marshall explains, there will be times when your loved one doesn’t need any help. But there will also be times when they suffer setbacks, and that’s when your assistance will be most welcome.

If you want to help a friend with PF, Marshall suggests doing the following:

Help with Meals
Charleen talks about Meal Trains, where her colleagues would take turns preparing or buying meals which was organized through the website. But if you just want to work alone, you could prepare some casseroles or other dishes that can be frozen and reheated to make easy dinners for your loved one. Not having to worry about shopping and preparing dinner will be a weight off their mind, and they will have a nutritious meal to eat to help build their strength up.

MORE: The realities of a pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis

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