Coping with the final stages of chronic lung disease
This booklet is for people in the final stages of a long-term lung condition, their carers and their family. It will help you understand what to expect in the final stages of life, and aims to answer some of the emotional, spiritual, physical or practical questions you may have.
Going home from hospital
This booklet is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their friends, families and carers. If you have an exacerbation of COPD, also called a flare-up, you might need to be admitted to hospital. This booklet contains a 10-point guide of things to think about when you are discharged, to make sure you are ready to go home and help you avoid going back into hospital in the future.
Going on holiday with a lung condition
This booklet is for people who have a lung condition and their friends, families and carers, who might be thinking about going on holiday, either in the UK or abroad. It gives information and advice to help you plan your trip and tips to make your holiday enjoyable and relaxing.
IPF and other interstitial lung diseases
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term that covers many different conditions. The most common of these is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This booklet tells you the basic facts about IPF and other ILDs, how they are diagnosed and treated and what the symptoms are.
IPF information pack
The IPF pack is a starting point to understand IPF better and lets you know about different ways to get help and support.
The pack includes:
- IPF leaflet
- IPF and other types of interstitial lung disease booklet
- Looking after someone with a lung condition booklet
- Questions to ask your health care professional
- Information on how to get in touch and give us your feedback
- BLF Helpline card
Orders will be limited to no more than 50 at one time.
Living with COPD
This booklet is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their families, friends and carers. It provides advice and information about COPD, including what the symptoms are, how it can be treated and what steps you can take to manage your condition and look after yourself.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer affecting the lungs, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. This booklet explains some basic facts about mesothelioma and what to expect. It tells you about tests, symptoms and treatment options, and how NHS care is organised for people with mesothelioma.
Smoking and your lungs: why it’s never too late to give up
Giving up smoking is never easy, but it’s the most important thing you can do to look after your health and stop your condition from getting worse. This booklet explains the benefits of giving up smoking and the steps you can take to quit, helping you improve your health and quality of life for the future.
What should I expect from a home oxygen service?
If you have a long-term lung condition you might also have low levels of oxygen in your blood. This means you might benefit from having an oxygen supply at home. This booklet is about oxygen treatment for COPD and other long-term lung conditions. It explains what you, your family, friends and carers can expect from a home oxygen assessment and review service.
What should I expect from assessment and diagnosis of COPD?
If you have COPD, it is important that you are assessed and you get the right diagnosis so that you can be treated properly. This booklet explains what COPD is, what you, your family or carer can expect during assessment and what the results might show.
What should I expect from managing flare ups of my COPD?
This booklet is a guide for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It explains what a flare-up or exacerbation of your symptoms is, and what you, your family, friends and carers can expect if you have to go into hospital.
What should I expect from pulmonary rehabilitation?
If you have a long-term condition that means you struggle to breathe, pulmonary rehabilitation can help. This booklet explains what you, your family, friends and carers can expect from a course of pulmonary rehabilitation.