Helping with Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment | American Lung Association

This website uses cookies. By continuing you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

Helping with Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

There is no one treatment plan for someone with pulmonary fibrosis. Treatment can change as the disease progresses. Helping your loved one stay organized by taking notes and filling out paperwork can be a great help. Follow the tips below for other ways you can help with PF treatment.

Oxygen

Prescription Medication

  • Make sure your loved one is taking all medications as directed.
  • Create a medication schedule and a list of all medications for the patient to take with them to every appointment.
  • Encourage them to discuss medication side effects and palliative care with their doctor.

Clinical Trials

Lung Transplant

  • Most transplant centers require patients to have a caregiver to help care for them through the transplant process.
  • Help gather information, talk with doctors and support them emotionally.
  • Many transplant centers have classes just for caregivers to help you adjust to your role.

Support a Healthy Lifestyle


    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed January 22, 2018.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

    Sign up for updates

    Stay up to date on the latest news and information on the fight against pulmonary fibrosis.

    Red button with telephone
    Ask An Expert

    Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

    Get help
    Red button of two hand prints
    We need your generous support

    Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

    Button of turquoise LUNG FORCE swirl
    What is LUNG FORCE?

    LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

    Get involved
    Join the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
    Donate Now.