Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic and progressive lung disease in which the alveoli, or the air sacs in the lungs, scar and become stiff, making it very difficult for a person to breathe and pass oxygen through the bloodstream. The prognosis varies depending on a person’s age, health, lifestyle and the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis, but it can be fatal to some.
There are four stages of pulmonary fibrosis; mild, moderate, severe and very severe. Depending on which diagnosis a person receives and the progression of the disease, their medical treatment options and survival rate can vary.
Visit your health history with your physician
At diagnosis, consider your complete health history when going over treatment plans with your doctor. If you already suffer from other lung-related illnesses, like COPD or pulmonary hypertension, your prognosis can be much worse and it’s extremely important to develop a plan around all of your illnesses.
Pay extra attention to your health
When you have a terminal illness such as pulmonary fibrosis, it’s important to make sure that you do your best to avoid even the simplest of colds, let alone the flu or pneumonia. Be sure to stay up to date on vaccinations and do your best to avoid getting any additional sort of respiratory illnesses.
If you’re a smoker, you are constantly around people that smoke or the air you are surrounded by is polluted by fumes or dust, remove yourself from that environment as soon as you possibly can or consider wearing personal protection equipment
Consider cellular therapy
The Lung Health Institute’s cellular therapy as treatment for pulmonary fibrosis is proven to reduce inflammation in your lungs and improve your quality of life. The minimally invasive procedure uses your own cells to promote your body’s natural healing ability and target the lung tissue that has been damaged by pulmonary fibrosis.
If you have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and are ready to take the next step, contact the Lung Health Institute today at (866) 392-4436 and begin on your journey to Breathing Easier.