A Quick Guide to Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How doctors treat pulmonary fibrosis

There is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis, but there are medications that can help with the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. Treatment is usually aimed at the underlying cause of PF.

Ofev and Esbriet are the only medications approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, although many patients report side effects.

Many PF patients will be prescribed steroids and medications to help thin out mucus, making it easier to clear their lungs.

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

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