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Oxygen Therapy as a Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisOxygen therapy is often recommended to help decrease shortness of breath and allow a person to be more active. Early on in the disease, oxygen may only be necessary with exercise or sleep. However, as the condition worsens, oxygen may be necessary all of the time.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation as a Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisPulmonary rehabilitation has become the standard of care for anyone with a chronic lung disease, including IPF. Pulmonary rehabilitation allows a person to better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Services often include:
- Breathing exercises and retraining, so that it takes less energy for you to breathe
- Physical conditioning training
- Anxiety, stress, and depression management
- Nutritional counseling
- Support groups.