Interstitial Lung Disease, or ILD, can have a devastating effect on your quality of life. The buildup of scar tissue on your lungs can cause shortness of breath, soreness in the chest, coughing and fatigue that can take you away from the people and activities you love. Being diagnosed with this condition can also have a negative impact on your mental health, leading to anxiety and depression due to a decreased activity level and less oxygen reaching the brain.
Stay Positive About ILD Treatment
One of the best things you can do for yourself if ILD is affecting your life is to keep a positive and proactive attitude about seeking treatment. This can be a manageable condition, especially if you commit to making the necessary lifestyle changes associated with optimal lung health. To help you along this path, we’re sharing the following information about commonly recommended treatments for ILD.
Specific Treatments for ILD
ILD is not a reversible condition, but it is possible to slow its progression, especially by taking steps to remove or alter the factors that are believed to be contributing to lung damage. For example, quitting smoking, limiting exposure to harmful chemicals and changing medications are all common initial recommendations from diagnosing physicians.
Other modes of treatment focus on relieving symptoms and improving overall lung health. These options include:
- Medications, including anti-inflammatory corticosteroids
- Pulmonary rehabilitation, including therapeutic breathing techniques and exercises
- Oxygen therapy, particularly to help with exercise and sleep
- Lifestyle changes, such as eating a nutrient-rich anti-inflammatory diet
Finding the right combination of treatments can often take some degree of trial and error. Many people with ILD are turning to are regenerative therapies, including the state-of-the-art treatments we provide at Lung Health Institute.
Cellular Therapy at Lung Health Institute
Lung Health Institute provides a comprehensive wellness approach to treating a wide range of progressive lung conditions, including ILD. Our cellular therapy uses platelet-rich plasma-platelet concentrate (PRP-PC), made from a sample of the patient’s own blood. Concentrated cells are then returned into the bloodstream, with the goal of reducing inflammation and potentially repairing damaged tissue.
We also provide customized nutrition and wellness plans through our multi-step Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™ (AI²™). These custom-tailored plans can help you take charge of your health by using fats to fight inflammation among many other benefits.
Take the next step to find relief. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.