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Would You Like To Become More Involved With ILFA?

Perhaps you could do a once-off fundraising event such as a coffee morning or maybe you would be interested in setting up a local ILFA support group where you live.

You can decide what level of involvement you would like to have. If you are interested in getting more involved, ILFA would like to hear from you.

You can contact us via post @ PO Box 10456, Blackrock, County Dublin; via email @ info@ilfa.ie or by calling 086 871 5264

Tip of the week 2020

1) Don't keep putting things off 
If you constantly put things off until another time, you won't be able to catch up with yourself. The longer your "things to do" list is playing on your mind, the more stress it will cause you. Try to do one extra thing each day and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

2) Taking tablets

Sometimes having to take lots of tablets or large pills can be difficult for patients. It is important to take your time and be patient when taking your medicine. Try taking a few deep breaths to relax and then swallow your pills slowly one at a time. Have a glass of water to hand. If you find it difficult to swallow tablets, try taking them in a spoonful of yoghurt

3) Medication 
If you are prescribed a new medication, always ask your doctor and pharmacist what the medication is for. You should ask for clear instructions on how you should take the medication, how often you should take it and at what time, and if you need to take it with food or not? All medication can cause unwanted side-effects and its a good idea to know what these are and to tell your doctor if you feel unwell or develop new symptoms.
Never take Over-The-Counter (non-prescription) medication without checking with your doctor or pharmacist first, in case there could be a drug interaction with your regular medication.

4) Good hand hygiene and clean hands can help protect against infection
Read this valuable advice from the Mayo Clinic to learn about the 'Do's and Don'ts' of hand washing, understand when to wash your hands, how to properly use hand sanitiser and how to get children into the habit.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/hand-washing/art-20046253

5)  Self-isolate to stay safe 
All patients diagnosed with lung fibrosis (pulmonary fibrosis) should immediately self-isolate if not already doing so. This advice was communicated to ILFA today by respiratory consultants and is essential to ensure your safety as a vulnerable patient with a serious underlying rspiratory condition.
In addition, wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, do not shake hands or have close physical contact with others.
For information on self-isolation, please see
https://www2.hse.ie/…/self-isolation-and-limited-social-int…
Stay safe everyone