In these two short videos from Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis shared in September 2015, Dr. Toby Maher from the Royal Brompton Hospital in the UK talks about how patients living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can avoid infections. He suggests regularly getting flu and pneumonia vaccinations as well as staying away from people who are suffering from bad colds. He also stresses that although IPF patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle (that means eating well and avoiding cigarettes and alcohol), they should try and live as normal a life as possible.
In the second video, Dr. Maher talks about the advances in anti-fibrotic medications and how that’s improving the prognosis for IPF patients. He also mentions that future treatments will further enhance the life expectancy for those who suffer from the disease.
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