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Living with IPF

If you are living with IPF you know that daily activities that once seemed trivial are now a challenge. However there are ways to lessen the burden of IPF on your daily life.

Although there is no cure for IPF, treatment does have the possibility to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of scarring (fibrosis). The majority of patients with IPF benefit from non-pharmacological treatments such as oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation.1,2 For selected patients, a lung transplant may be an option.1-3 See our treatment pages for a more detailed overview of the treatment options currently available.

Life with IPF

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What is the outlook for someone with IPF?
   

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My physician talks about IPF progression. What does he mean?

Expert video: My physician talks about IPF progression. What does he mean?

References

  1. Raghu G, et al. An official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT statement: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and management. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011;183:788–824.
  2. Cottin V, et al. Diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: French practical guidelines. Eur Respir Rev Off J Eur Respir Soc 2014;23:193–214.
  3. Meltzer EB, et al. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2008;3:8.

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