- 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.
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