How to Treat Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis, which is also known as scarring in the lungs, is a respiratory disease in which scars are formed in the lung tissues. As a result, it causes breathing problems.

Once any scar is found in your lungs, it can’t be reserved or removed, so the goal of the treatment is not to remove the scar, but slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms. There are two drugs that can prevent forming new scarring – Nintedanib (Ofev) and pirfenidone (Esbriet). Meanwhile, they keep your IPF from getting worse. You doctor may also prescribe you some other drugs to fight the inflammation, such as corticosteroids like prednisone, and drugs that slow down your immune system, like azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), and mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept).

Oxygen therapy and pulmonary rehab are other two ways that can help in your recovery from pulmonary fibrosis.


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