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Hello! My friend has older sister who was diagnosed an idiophtic pulmonary fibrosis. She is not very old but she is a heavy smoker and had some other pulmonary complications. My friend is very worried since the pulmonary specialist told her the pulmonary fibrosis can’t be cured. How to treat an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

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Hello! Treatment is always based on the age, medical history, medical problems patient may have and how much the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has advanced. Treatments can include medicines that reduce inflammation in the lungs and prevent more scarring, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation and lung transplantation. Since the supply of donor lungs is limited if a patient choose transplantation evaluation for a transplant should be asked as soon as possible,
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