How Cold Temperatures Cause Difficulties for PF Patients
The winter months are fast approaching! Canadians were rudely reminded of that a few weeks ago, when in mid October, we had unseasonably cold days for this time of the year. We also ended up with an “Alberta clipper” which brought enough snow to cover the ground in different parts of the country …. not cool Mother Nature!
Despite the temperatures warming up now, with a beautiful weekend of 19 degrees celsius (66 F) ahead, experiencing negative temperatures and snow last weekend reminded me how much my body dislikes the cold, particularly my lungs. I wrote about this in a recent column called: How Cold Temperatures Cause Difficulties for PF Patients, as I was hoping to raise awareness about cold temperatures and lung disease. Is this something you’re bothered with as a patient living with IPF/PF?
I’m curious whether the majority of people living with IPF/PF are bothered by the cold or hot temperatures. I’ve heard complaints, understandably about both. Which bothers you more?
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