Can Mindfulness Help IPF Patients?

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Mindfulness seems to be the latest buzzword, with claims that adopting a more mindful approach to life can help with a myriad of ailments. But can it help patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

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A new initiative called “Exhale, Mindfully Manage Your IPF” is a joint project with the biotech company Genentech, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The three organizations have come together to produce a novel approach whereby IPF patients are encouraged to proactively manage their IPF using resources tailored to their individual needs. These resources can be accessed at home and include a video series designed to help IPF and other patients of chronic illnesses to become more mindful of their surroundings and to live in the present and enjoy each moment in life, which in turns helps to lower stress and makes people feel more at ease. Find out more about this initiative here.

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