ILD PF and terminal prognosis
Lots of info online about IPF and diagnosis and prognosis but not so much about those people diagnosed with ILD PF as a result of one of many hundreds of contributing factors.A lot of the articles just refer to PF as a blanket coverall for all PF which is confusing for a newly diagnosed individual.
Even on forums some of the topics will start by mentioning IPF then further on in the conversation the postee will just mention PF and vice versa. Again pretty confusing.
All information I have found is pointing towards PF of any kind as being progressive, albeit at different rates depending on personal circumstances.
Yes there are drugs to slow down the progress, pulmonary rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, exercise and possible lung transplant but is it generally accepted that ILD PF would be classed as a terminal illness.If the disease is progressive, my thinking is that it must be progressive towards an end point.
My understanding is that ILD PF is a progressive disease with no cure which as it progresses will lead to other medical complications and ultimately death.
I just find the whole PF, IPF, ILD PF very confusing.
Am I missing something?
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