Total deliverance from this disease is almost impossible, all methods of treatment aimed at preventing further spread, and to alleviate existing symptoms. One of the methods for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis is medication. To them primarily include various anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. The most common of these drugs include Prednisone, Betasan", "Dexason" etc. All these drugs are dispensed by prescription.
If the use of these drugs causes severe side effects and does not bring due results, doctors can be assigned immunosuppressive agents, for example, "Azathioprine", "Cyclophosphamide", etc. These medicines are available in pill form, "Cyclophosphamide" can also be applied intravenously. The course of treatment usually lasts from 3 to 6 months. In the absence of the desired effect course of treatment and the dosage may be increased by the doctors.
Pulmonary fibrosis is often the cause of severe dyspnea and the appearance of fatigue throughout the body. The most effective way of dealing with such cases is oxygen therapy, which is often prescribed by doctors. This therapy is usually carried out at specific intervals during the day, such as bedtime. However, if the disease took a severe, breathing may be significantly hampered. In this case, oxygen therapy is carried out continuously, in the home.
Virtually all lung disease, including pulmonary fibrosis require pulmonary rehabilitation procedures. This method of treatment is one of the most common. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a complex of measures including individual program of physical exercise, psychological state (e.g., stress management, and anxiety), various breathing exercises, physiotherapy, etc.
Pulmonary fibrosis can be extremely severe, which are not amenable to treatment no medications or oxygen therapy or pulmonary rehabilitation. The only solution in such a situation remains lung transplantation. Transplantation of this organ is very complex. It patient often have to turn to foreign medical companies. In addition, despite the obvious benefits that might result from such treatment, it is necessary to remember about high risks that it carries in itself.