Holistic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Options

by | Jun 6, 2017 | Medical, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Treatments

Could holistic pulmonary fibrosis treatment options benefit you? Let’s take a deeper look.

People living with pulmonary fibrosis manage challenging symptoms. These symptoms include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, a dry cough and fatigue. Obstructive lung disease and restrictive lung disease are the two major categories of lung disease. Within these categories are several types of lung diseases. Pulmonary fibrosis is an example of a restrictive lung disease. People with restrictive lung disease cannot fully fill their lungs with air. Also, they cannot fully expand their lungs.

To break it down further, pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease. In pulmonary fibrosis, the lungs become scarred and the lungs’ intricate passageways thicken and harden.

Often, people search for information about their pulmonary fibrosis treatment options. These treatments may include traditional medications and therapies as well as holistic pulmonary fibrosis treatment options. Let’s take a deeper look at some examples of holistic pulmonary fibrosis treatment options.

What are Traditional Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Options?

Many people with pulmonary fibrosis take medications prescribed by their doctors. Medications, certain therapies and surgery are considered traditional treatment options. For example, doctors may prescribe inhalers, steroids and immune suppressants such as methotrexate, cyclophosamide and azathioprine among others.

Sometimes doctors recommend lung transplant surgery after the condition has impaired most of the lungs’ function. While lung transplants can offer many benefits, they are invasive procedures and can be risky. After the surgery, lung transplant recipients take anti-rejection medications for the rest of their lives.

For people with low blood oxygen levels, doctors often prescribe oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy helps people improve or maintain a better blood oxygen level.

What are Holistic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Options?

Holistic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Options

Holistic pulmonary fibrosis treatment options may be used in combination with traditional treatments. Holistic pulmonary fibrosis treatment options may include lifestyle changes and other therapies. Before trying any holistic options, it’s important to talk with your doctor.

Lifestyle changes may help improve general health. These changes include eating well, getting plenty of exercise, stopping smoking and resting enough.

Many people with lung disease have trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Often, people find it uncomfortable to eat. However, eating a healthy diet that has enough calories is important. Try eating more often throughout the day and eating smaller meals. If you notice that certain foods aggravate your symptoms, it’s best to avoid those foods. Focus on eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.

Regular exercise, even very gentle forms of exercise, can help you maintain better lung function, manage stress and improve your strength and stamina. Set an exercise goal for yourself. For example, your goal could be to walk around your house three times a day. As you get stronger, you may want to increase your walking to include walking to the end of the street and back home.

For some people, cellular therapy has helped them feel better. Cellular therapy works to promote healing from within the lungs and may improve quality of life. Also, cellular therapy can be used in conjunction with healthy lifestyle habits and with your pulmonary fibrosis treatment plan.

If you or a loved one has pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease or another chronic lung disease and would like to learn more about cellular therapy, contact us at 888-745-6697.

Contact Us

Call Toll-Free: 888-745-6697


See if you qualify for our cellular therapy.



Read More Related Articles

Life Expectancy With COPD

Life Expectancy With COPD

When talking about the progression of COPD, there is the unfortunate fact that death will occur at some point. However, there are actions that can help slow the progression of COPD. This post is meant to highlight an all too common question that gets asked by patients: what is the life expectancy with COPD.

Emphysema Breathing Exercises

Emphysema Breathing Exercises

Emphysema breathing exercises can help your lungs work better and help you relax during shortness of breath. Check out our emphysema breathing exercises here.

Does Medical Marijuana Help or Hurt My COPD?

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are currently medical marijuana and cannabis programs in 29 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. However, what happens if your medical condition is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD?

How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps

Mucus build-up within the airway of those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases can be a serious concern. Not only can it obstruct breathing, but the build-up of mucus can serve to degrade one’s quality of life. With your health in the mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you a simplified guide on How to Clear the Lungs in 5 Easy Steps.

How COPD Affects Oxygen Saturation Levels

How COPD Affects Oxygen Saturation Levels

For those living with COPD, there are many aspects of one’s health to monitor. One of those aspects is oxygen saturation levels. As COPD progresses, oxygen saturation levels get worse. Learn more about how COPD affects oxygen saturation levels.

COPD Symptoms: 5 Strategies to Combat Them

COPD Symptoms: 5 Strategies to Combat Them

COPD Symptoms can be difficult to live with. Not only can they decline a person’s quality of life, but they also can progress the advancement of the disease itself. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to give you the information you need on COPD Symptoms and 5 Strategies to Combat Them.