12 Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis Prognosis and Life Expectancy

12 Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis Prognosis and Life Expectancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis patients will lose an average of between 150m and 200ml of lung capacity each year as the disease progresses.
  • Lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking, eating well, maintaining a healthy weight and mild exercise can help with the symptoms of the disease, improving quality of life and extending life expectancy.
  • Prognosis will be worse for patients who also suffer from COPD or pulmonary hypertension.
  • The older a person is, the worse their prognosis generally is. Women usually have a better prognosis than men.
  • There are two medications used to treat pulmonary fibrosis that have been shown to reduce exacerbations and slow down the progression of the disease; Ofev and Esbriet can be used in mild to moderate cases of pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Some PF patients may be eligible for a lung transplant.  This will depend on their age, their overall health, and lifestyle choices.

MORE: 6 Famous People Who Lost Their Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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3 comments

  1. Leila Law says:

    Why do you keep saying there is treatment available ?? My partner has been told he is to far gone for treatment as it can only be given when the disease is caught soon enough, so he is to far gone for treatment of any kind, perhaps you should make this clear in your article !! If you can tell me I am wrong I will use your reply as evidence when I sue the Doctor and Consultant that have refused treatment……So what’s your reply ? Is EVERY ONE entitled and suitable for treatment or not ? You have not once said in your FACTS that some people are denied treatment ! You won’t answer this because you know you are so wrong m

  2. robert kurten says:

    I have had ipf for 5 years had numerous spells with it no hospitals yet don’t plan on going to hospital any way nothing they can do already have living will just to let people know just keep doing what you love to do we all have a limited time no one knows when our time will come ive decided to just live the best I can when its time its time I am close to 70 years of age so have no complaints about my life hope everyone understands how short life can be hope every one does well my best wishes for all sincerely Robert Kurten

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