Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease that causes swelling and scarring of the air sacs and tissue between the cells of the lungs. The scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and causes inflammation. This damage causes lungs to stiffen and makes breathing more and more difficult.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Services + Programs

The Respiratory Rehabilitation program at the Pacific Lung Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital provides education and exercise training for patients with chronic lung disease, to assist them with symptom management and improve their daily ability to function. This physiotherapy services based program includes a multi-disciplinary team comprised of a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a dietician and a respiratory therapist.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Resources + Organizations