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pulmonary fibrosis

  • Lung scarring - what is it and what can you do about it?

    Normally, lung tissue is thin and lacy but when fibrosis occurs, it’s like any scars on our body, there is a thickening of the tissue and a reduction in flexibility.  This means when breathe, inhaling and exhaling, it’s harder for the tissue to expand and contract leading to less oxygen in our blood stream.  We require more energy to breathe and the additional energy demand, leads to shortness of breath.

    Zestt Wellness co-founder, Darcy Schack, describes it as “like trying to breathe through a straw” and I have certainly seen him suffering quietly, and not so quietly, on many occasions.