Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

7 Reasons Why Pulmonary Rehabilitation Is Important

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) should be part of the treatment plan for any chronic lung disease, including cystic fibrosis. It’s a combination of exercise, breathing techniques, diet and education that aims to help give patients a better quality of life and be able to have more control of their symptoms. We’ve compiled…

Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis: Surfing Through the Healing

Some cystic fibrosis symptoms can make it difficult for patients to exercise, but studies have determined that regular physical activity can have a significant impact on improving a patient’s quality of life. MORE: Innovative research center provides tailored physical activity and exercise regimens for young people with…

4 Facts About Food Flow for People With Cystic Fibrosis

It’s important to keep spreading cystic fibrosis awareness, so we’re looking at the various ways cystic fibrosis impacts the lives of sufferers. This video from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust covers cystic fibrosis-related symptoms such as bloating, stomach pain and nausea. MORE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation launches a mental health…

‘Three Lives’: A Documentary About Cystic Fibrosis

This documentary from UCO Media introduces three young cystic fibrosis patients, who share some of their biggest fears about having the disease. The award-winning Three Lives is directed by Olivia Prinz. MORE: Learn more about Eva Markvoort’s documentary 65_Red Roses Thirty-six-year-old Kori Tolbert talks about her fears as she comes…

More Reader Tattoos That Have Inspired Us

Many people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) have used the condition as inspiration for tattoos — a permanent way to show the world that they’re overcoming adversity and supporting those living with CF. MORE: 10 tips for a common sense approach to living with a chronic illness When we…

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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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