The cold weather and your lungs

Good morning all,

Vicky, one of our respiratory nurse advisers, has written a great blog offering advice and tips on keeping warm and well in the cold.

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to give us a call on the BLF Helpline, 03000 030 555, and we'll endeavour to help you.

Keep warm and well

Best wishes,


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  • Very helpful Vicky ! Thank You !

  • Thanks for the links Biddy. Very interesting & informative reading 😀

  • Good advice.

  • Thanks Biddy.


  • Thank-you Biddy. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, and a very Happy new year. I will have a look at the advice, and take heed. It helps to know all the tips. x

  • Thanks Biddyfor your well wishes to everyone. I was looking up exercises for people in my position (I had a lobectomy last year Xmas Eve) followed by chemo. I was hoping to go to Yoga in the New Year, any suggestions?


  • Hello Hilde,

    Have you seen out information 'Living with a lung condition'? it has a good section on exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR).

    It's still advisable however, to chat with your healthcare professional about exercise before undertaking anything strenuous. You also need to get a referral from a GP to attend PR.

    If you want to chat with one of our respiratory nurses about exercise please give us a call on 03000 030 555.

    Best wishes


  • Thank you Biddy for replying, I have looked at a lot of options on the site for exercise and have decided to ring one of the nurses for a chat. It is interesting how breathing right can make a big difference to how you feel. I think I could use some advice on this.

    Many thanks Hilde

  • Thanks Biddy.

  • Keeping your bedroom warm could be expensive if done by your central heating, heating all the house all night. You can get a small convector heater, thermostatically controlled for the bedroom- Aldi had them recently(Jan2016), 2KW with a timer to turn it on & off, and with thermostat.. £19.99

    Even on a cold night, in a reasonably modern house, it only comes on for a minute (silent) every 20 mins or so, so will be very cheap to run and you can set the thermostat to your preference so as to keep your room at a comfortable temperature for you.

    If Aldi sold out you can find something similar at Argos etc.

  • Thankyou for that soulsaver. It get's a bit much having to go round switching off all the radiators at night apart from the one in the bedroom.

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