Living With Interstitial Lung Disease

Living With Interstitial Lung Disease

Living with interstitial lung disease (ILD), such as pulmonary fibrosis or pneumoconiosis, presents many challenges. For example, pulmonary fibrosis scars the lungs and causes the intricate passageways to thicken and harden. Common interstitial lung disease symptoms...
Restrictive Lung Disease: Facts You Need to Know

Restrictive Lung Disease: Facts You Need to Know

There are two major classifications for chronic lung diseases. One group of chronic lung diseases is classified as obstructive lung disease, which includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) and emphysema. The other group is classified as restrictive lung...
Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic, progressive and interstitial lung disease (ILD), occurring primarily in older adults. Pulmonary fibrosis and exercise can be quite a challenge because of the severe symptoms of the disease, which occur especially during any type...
4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Exercise Tips

4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Exercise Tips

For people living with pulmonary fibrosis, simple tasks, such as taking a shower, walking around the house and cooking a meal, can be challenging. Pulmonary fibrosis causes shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing and weakness. A type of interstitial lung disease,...
Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages, Prognosis and Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages, Prognosis and Treatment

Living with ILD isn’t easy. It’s why we’re here to help. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term for a general type of lung disease that encompasses more than 100 different types of pulmonary conditions affecting oxygen absorption within the lungs. For...
Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

The best time to make a discovery about your health is early. Generally speaking, when it comes to your health, the earlier you discover a problem or abnormality the better. The reason behind this is obvious: intervention is aided by time. Time allows discovery,...
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages and Life Expectancy

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages and Life Expectancy

Understanding your idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis stages and life expectancy is critical to knowing what’s next. For those who have been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), knowing what’s next and what you can do will often prompt some difficult...
Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases?

Respiratory Diseases: What Are Chronic Lung Diseases?

It’s a simple question, so here’s a simple answer. As it stands today, there are more than 20 different varieties of chronic lung disease, affecting millions of individuals across the world. As one of the most common medical conditions in the world, the disease is...
Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Cellular Treatment Review for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Chronic lung diseases come in many forms, each bringing its own set of symptoms and challenges. For those living with pulmonary fibrosis, the scaring of the lungs turns breathing and doing everyday tasks into a constant battle. It is estimated between 132,000-200,000...
Interstitial Lung Disease Life Expectancy

Interstitial Lung Disease Life Expectancy

Many people living with interstitial lung disease often wonder about their interstitial lung disease life expectancy. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a category of chronic lung conditions that affect the interstitium. More than 200 types of interstitial lung...
Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease: Your Complete Guide

Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease: Your Complete Guide

There are two major types of chronic lung disease. They are called obstructive lung disease and restrictive lung disease. For example, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an obstructive lung disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is an example of a restrictive lung...
End Stage Pulmonary Fibrosis

End Stage Pulmonary Fibrosis

People living with pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and other chronic lung diseases have often discussed their condition’s stages with their doctors. The traditional pulmonary fibrosis staging system uses a patient’s forced vital capacity (FVC) score from...
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages and You

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages and You

People living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), interstitial lung disease (ILD) and other chronic lung diseases have heard their doctors talk about the stages of their disease. Doctors place lung diseases into stages to help them understand the severity of...