Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and You: Patient Education Guide

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and You: Patient Education Guide

Description

This patient education guide provides information for people diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The information presented will help patients understand their condition in order to cope with the effects that the disease has on their body.

This patient education guide addresses the following topics:

  • What is IPF?
  • Symptoms of IPF
  • What are the causes of IPF?
  • Who gets IPF?
  • How is IPF diagnosed?
  • Treatment for IPF
    • Smoking cessation
    • Supplemental oxygen
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
    • Medications
    • Lung transplant
  • Specific issues
    • Lung infections
    • Coping with cough
    • Leg swelling
    • Sexuality
    • Travel
    • Life support
    • End-of-life issues
  • Information brings hope
    • For more information
    • Other useful references

Developer:

The Chest Foundation; American College of Chest Physicians

Funding Sources:

American College of Chest Physicians; The Chest Foundation

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 03/13/13

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