Desmond Sequeira



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London, England



Short Bio

Diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2011.  Since then I’m regularly checked at two hospitals twice yearly (but with pandemic reduced to just once a year at one hospital).  Except one vitamin tablet, I don’t take any medication.  I do yoga type stretches and meditate and try to walk 3 miles a day.  My pulse, blood pressure and oxygen levels are normal.  I Avoid sugar, red meat, milk; limit carbs, try not to mix proteins and carbs in the same meal.  Good breakfast:(oats  with nuts seeds, berries).  My main meal is lunch: mainly seafood and one or two veg followed by fruit and one square of dark chocolate.  My evening meal mainly hummus or Taramasalata eaten with celery or carrot sticks and a herbal tea.  Another thing:  I mainly see the doctors for ‘glue (and now on also for Covid boosters) and never take any medication at all, not even aspirin.  I feel all this has helped me to stay healthy, but wouldn’t of course presume to suggest that’s the way to go.  But I hope it’ll give you some ideas to take on

Type of Diagnosis


Treatment / Medical Facility


Current medication regimen

One vitamin D tablet dailyj

Lung transplantation status

considering later

Supplemental Oxygen


Best advice for PF symptom management

I’m at a loss.  I don’t know enough to suggest anything but would it be inconsiderate and a total lack of understanding to say that I believe that all chemical methods have side effects and it would be more helpful to change our life style and if we combine that with doing work that doesn’t provide stress and combine it with yoga and meditation, it may produce better results.



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How long have you or the person that you are caring for had PF?

Ten years

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