Rose McGowan: Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Rose McGowan is an actress known for her role in the supernatural drama series Charmed. However, Rose’s current role includes working closely with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. She tragically lost her own father to the disease, which is still a mystery to the public and doctors alike.
Dr. Travis Stork: What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Rose McGowan joined Dr. Travis Stork to discuss pulmonary fibrosis symptoms, side effects and more in an attempt to create awareness. First, Dr. Stork explained the disease itself. A person suffering from pulmonary fibroris has lungs that become scarred and hardened, making breathing extremely difficult. The condition will give people fatigue, shortness of breath, and a dry cough.
Rose said that her dad was “always cold,” and had swollen legs. Initially, he was told he had pneumonia. Pulmonary fibrosis kills more than 40,000 people each year, which is more than breast cancer. Still, people know very little about it, and there is no cure.
It’s a “brutal” disease, and is essentially “like watching someone suffocate.”
Dr. Travis: Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms
Pulmonary fibrosis symptoms include: shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, dry cough and chest pain.
Rose said that the disease affects people of every age, not just older people. Take a look below at Rose McGowan and Dr. Travis’s discussion on pulmonary fibrosis.
Julia Roberts: Olive Oil Secret to Softer Nails
On a lighter note, The Doctors ended the show by divulging Julia Roberts’ secret to softer skin and nails: olive oil. There are many benefits of olive oil, not just for the diet, but also for hair, skin and nails. Olive oil prevents cracking, moisturizes and softens.
It may sound old-fashioned, but olive oil is a great mediterranean remedy for almost any ailment. The women in my family from Italy all swear by it for their skin. Best of all, it’s a lot cheaper than department store creams! Dr. Travis’s orders for the day were to give olive oil a try.