The Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic lung condition where the tissue in the lungs becomes scarred over time and breathing becomes difficult. Currently, there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis but there are treatment options that can help reduce symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life.

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Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and eating well are essential. Patients are also advised to undergo pulmonary rehabilitation where they’re educated about managing the disease and have to participate in regular supervised exercise sessions.

There are medications available for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, which aim to slow down the progression of the disease. For moderate to severe cases, patients may need to use oxygen therapy some or all of the time and lung transplants may be suggested for patients with very severe cases who are otherwise fit and healthy. Find out more about the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis here. 

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