What is Palliative Care?

Wendy Henderson avatar

by Wendy Henderson |

Share this article:

Share article via email

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic severe lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes scarred and thickened. Patients struggle with breathing difficulties, a persistent dry cough, fatigue, weight loss, and clubbing of the fingers.

Read about six less common symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis here.

In this video from Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Dr. Toby Maher from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, UK, talks about palliative care, which focuses on treating the patient’s disease symptoms while enhancing their quality of life.

Read about five main factors for living well with pulmonary fibrosis here.

Pulmonary Fibrosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.