Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the appointment with your doctor.

  • What tests will I need to confirm my diagnosis?
  • Is it safe for me to continue working?
  • Are there any work restrictions that I need to follow?
  • Do I have to give up my hobbies or my pets?
  • Should I avoid hot tubs?
  • Do I need to be on steroids?
  • Can my family members get the disease if I have it?
  • How often should I have follow-up tests?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise?
  • How will I know if I need oxygen therapy?

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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