We offer supervised exercise, education, and tools to help you eat right, quit smoking, lose weight, and make other lifestyle changes. The goal is to improve your symptoms and help you keep your interstitial lung disease under control.
A variety of immunosuppressants and steroids are used to treat interstitial lung disease. These may be given in oral or IV form. In addition, two anti-scarring medicines are now available to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis -- pirfenidone (Esbriet) and nintedanib (OFEV).
Receiving oxygen through a tube or mask can help you breathe easier and sleep better. Our triage nurses work closely with oxygen companies to help you obtain supplies and equipment.
If your interstitial lung disease is severe, you may require a lung transplant. We are among the nation’s leaders in the number of lung transplants performed each year and in patient survival rate.