20,860 members16,560 posts

Lung capacity with SLS

I am new here. I have had Lupus over 40 years (I am 60). I also have Sjogren's, Reynaud's, Hashimoto's, and Shrinking Lung Syndrome and a few other lesser things. The SLS was dx'd 10 years ago. I have 40% lung capacity and it has been stable for several years. I was wondering if anyone has expanded their capacity? I am very active and hike a lot but the limited capacity restricts what I can do and where I can go. Is it possible to expand my lungs?

2 Replies

Would a physiotherapist be able to give you advise and exercises?


Hi Janetbj,

You may also want to ask this question in the British Lung Foundation community on HealthUnlocked. You can find it at


You may also like...