Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a terminal illness. There is no cure for it because there is no way to reverse scarring in the lungs and no way to stop the progression of the disease. However, once diagnosed, doctors can help patients manage the symptoms with therapy and medications to slow down the progression of the disease and improve quality of life.
In order to be diagnosed with PF, patients will be asked to do
Since the symptoms of PF are similar to other lung diseases, it can take a long time for doctors to correctly diagnose this disease.
Once diagnosed, doctors can prescribe medication. In addition to medication, patients can receive oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation which includes diet and exercise regimens that help lung function. If none of these treatments improve the patient’s quality of life, the patient may need a lung transplant.
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