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Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

23 Dec 2015
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Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

Finding the right support group can be challenging. While you might feel overwhelmed by the idea of finding a support group for lung disease, it could be beneficial to improving your quality of life. Support groups bring people in similar situations together. When living with a chronic condition such as lung disease, it’s natural to feel frustrated, lonely or depressed. However, if you participate in a support group you might notice that you feel a little bit better. According to the Mayo Clinic, support groups can reduce feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression as well as improve your coping skills, feelings of empowerment, and feelings of control over your disease.

Benefits of Support Groups

Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

A support group is a safe place where members can learn about the different aspects of living with a pulmonary disease, and can encourage friends and family members to actively participate and gather on an informal basis. Participants can discuss their questions and concerns with each other or just listen if they don’t feel comfortable sharing. To be part of a support group, you don’t need a physician’s order. One of the best parts is that you can cough or wear your oxygen without feeling self-conscious. Everyone is there to support each other and help each other feel better.

Where Can I Find a Lung Disease Support Group?

Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

There are great organizations that can help you find the right support group for you. By joining a group that focuses on lung conditions, you will be able to find specific information regarding your condition. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation offers support services. On their website, you can find information on local and international groups, online support communities and social media networks.

You can also find resources and support at COPD-Support. They offer information, support, programs and other helpful materials to you. According to their website, COPD-Support understands how difficult it is to live with COPD, so they provide a variety of programs where patients and caregivers can support each other and share experiences.

What are other types of support?

Finding a Lung Disease Support Group

Finding a lung disease support group and attending the group’s meetings could help you feel better overall but taking charge of your healthcare by trying alternative therapies could also help improve your quality of life. If you or someone you love has lung disease and would like more information about cellular therapy and possible treatment options, contact the Lung Institute at (800) 729-3065.

5 Comments

  1. PB

    4 weeks ago

    Dear Catalina,

    Thanks for your question. If you’re looking for a local lung disease support group in San Diego, CA, we recommend talking with your doctor or a staff member at a local hospital. They will likely know of support groups in your area. You can also check for online support groups near you.

    If you’re interested in learning more about stem cell treatment options for COPD and other chronic lung diseases, we’re happy to answer your questions about stem cell therapy. The closest Lung Institute clinic to San Diego, CA is in Scottsdale, AZ. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. catalina

    4 weeks ago

    Hello do you have any help in San Diego CA non profit ?

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