Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages, Prognosis and Treatment

Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages, Prognosis and Treatment

Living with ILD isn’t easy. It’s why we’re here to help.

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term for a general type of lung disease that encompasses more than 100 different types of pulmonary conditions affecting oxygen absorption within the lungs. For those who suffer from the disease, it can present symptoms such as fatigue, dry cough, weight loss, acute pneumonia, cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), and shortness of breath during rest or exertion.

Needless to say, the expression of these symptoms can be incredibly unpleasant for those with this form of chronic lung disease. And though there are forms of treatment available, it’s important to understand your disease and how to navigate it in order to keep yourself in the best health possible.

Thankfully, that’s where we come in.

With your health in mind, the Lung Health Institute is here to breakdown Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages, Prognosis and Treatment in order to give you the information you need to improve your health one day at a time.

Interstitial Lung Disease: Stages

We’ll begin with the most important: ILD stages, because it has a direct effect on your potential life expectancy. In determining the progression and advancement of your interstitial lung disease, your physician or pulmonologist will typically go through two primary methods of judging your respiratory health: the GOLD System and the BODE Index. These two tests are designed to assess your pulmonary condition through a variety of different tests such as a spirometry assessment (or PFT), as well as several other metrics like a 6-minute walk test, oximeter results, and arterial blood-gas analysis.

This can sound like a lot, but trust us, the more information your doctor or pulmonologist can gather, the better. It’ll give them the maximum amount of information available in order to create the best treatment plan for your health.

The typical breakdown of ILD stages are as follows:

  • Mild- meaning you have 5+ years with appropriate treatment
  • Moderate- meaning you have 3-5+ years with appropriate treatment
  • Severe- meaning you have 3+ years with appropriate treatment
  • Advanced- meaning you have < 3 years with appropriate treatment

Although these are the general guidelines of ILD staging, as with any progressive lung disease, these life expectancies are largely dependent on the individual. This means that through proper treatment, diet and exercise, it’s possible to exceed these figures while maintaining a healthy quality of life.

Interstitial Lung Disease: Prognosis

In the treatment of any disease there’s initially a prognosis given. A prognosis, in short, is essentially an outlook on your disease’s eventual progression. It’s a directive on what the development of the disease will look like moving forward and how it will affect you.

In the case of ILD, the prognosis largely depends on the treatment regimen as well as cause of the disease’s development, but generally you can expect the following developments in your health:

  • Fatigue
  • Cyanosis
  • Weight loss
  • Acute pneumonia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal enlargement of the fingernail base
  • Dry, persistent cough
  • High blood pressure (in some cases)
  • Heart failure (in some cases)

With a clear understanding of what’s to come and a strong grasp of your disease, it’s time to talk about what you can do about it, and how a few changes to your lifestyle and treatment options can have a big effect on your overall health.

Interstitial Lung Disease: Treatment Options

In treating ILD you have a variety of medical treatment options ranging from inhalers, medication, cellular therapy and supplemental oxygen. And though these treatment options have shown efficacy in addressing the symptoms of lung disease—and in the case of cellular therapy, disease progression overall—there are a variety of things you can do today that can give your health and life expectancy a small boost.

To start:

  • Quit Smoking Not only can it actively take years off of your life, but it is likely to make your disease symptoms significantly worse. And trust, although the symptoms of ILD may not be bad enough for you to change now, by the time they progress to the point of being unbearable, it may be too late to go back.
  • Change Your Diet – It doesn’t have to be as extreme as never eating meat again and going vegetarian. Start with portions. Try to eat more grains (rice and pasta) than you eat meat. From there, drop the pasta and add in more vegetables. If you want to eat dessert, swap that out with some good and well-prepared fruit. Even strawberries with a little whipped or cream cheese would be a healthier pairing than a big German chocolate cake.
  • Get Out and Exercise We say this one a lot but it’s important to get your blood pumping and moving through your body easier. Why? Because your blood carries your oxygen to the parts of the body that need it. Even if it’s doing standing squats in front of the TV or walking to the mailbox, start small and build up from there. If you can keep yourself disciplined and consistent in your goals, you’ll be walking marathons in no time.

Moving Forward with Interstitial Lung Disease

A diagnosis of ILD is by no means the end. In fact, it’s just the beginning of your journey to better health and a better quality of life. And the first step is quitting smoking if you haven’t already. Even though we always recommend quitting smoking first as a crucial step to better health, the second is to address your general health through simple diet and exercise.

With these behavioral changes, it’s possible to greatly affect the pronouncement of symptoms within those with emphysema, COPD and pulmonary fibrosis. However, when lifestyle changes fail to improve your quality of life in the way that you may expect, it may be time to consider cellular therapy. Centers for Respiratory Health offers PRP-PBMC cellular therapy, which may improve your overall lung health and potentially allow you to Breathe Easier and improve your quality of life.

For more information on cellular therapy and what it could mean for your life moving forward, contact us today or call us at 866-638-4776. Our Patient Care Specialists and board-certified medical providers are ready to walk you through our treatment options, talk through your current health and medical history, and determine a qualifying treatment plan that works best for you.

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time.

Incentive Spirometry Benefits

Incentive Spirometry Benefits

People living with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, experience similar lung disease symptoms. Shortness of breath and decreased lung function make breathing difficult. Sometimes, doctors recommend their patients use an incentive spirometer. Incentive spirometers are prescribed after surgery or as part of a lung disease treatment plan. Here are the facts you need to know about incentive spirometry benefits.

What Do Incentive Spirometers Do?

Incentive spirometers gently exercise the lungs and aid in keeping the lungs as healthy as possible. The device helps retrain your lungs how to take slow and deep breaths. An incentive spirometer helps increase lung capacity and improves patients’ ability to breathe.

Tying to manage medications, doctors’ instructions and your lung disease symptoms can feel overwhelming and like you have no control over your healthcare. Using an incentive spirometer lets you take charge of your lung health. When you use your incentive spirometer as instructed by your doctor, you actively help your lungs learn how to work better.

How Do You Use an Incentive Spirometer?

Incentive Spirometry Benefits

There different types of incentive spirometers. Because of the variety of incentive spirometers available, follow the instructions for your specific type of spirometer. Ask your doctor or respiratory therapist to teach you how to use your device. Any type of spirometer will help you and your lungs. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.

What are the Incentive Spirometry Benefits?

Incentive Spirometry Benefits

There are several incentive spirometry benefits. Using your incentive spirometer exercises your lungs, measures how well your lungs fill with air and helps keep your tiny air sacs (alveoli) inflated.

Keeping your alveoli inflated and working properly helps your lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide more effectively.

Experiencing the incentive spirometry benefits is easy when you use your device as directed. At first, you may not reach your incentive spirometry goals. Don’t let that discourage you from using your device.

Remember, it takes time to retrain your lungs. Keep using your incentive spirometer to get the most out of the incentive spirometry benefits.

Some people like to track their progress in their treatment journal. Write down your incentive spirometry measurements daily. This will help you monitor your progress, so you can celebrate your improving lung health successes.

If you or someone you love has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (Interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you. 

Our dedicated team of Patient Care Specialists and Board-Certified Medical Providers are standing by to answer all your questions. 

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time. 

 

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

Lung Capacity: What Does it Mean?

For those of us with chronic pulmonary conditions, we may frequently hear our doctors and other people refer to our lung capacity. With all of the terminology that gets thrown around with a medical condition, sometimes it can be confusing breaking everything down. In this post, we’re going to take a look at what lung capacity is, how it’s affected by pulmonary diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, and what you can do to increase your lung capacity.

What is Lung Capacity?

Total lung capacity, or TLC, refers to the maximum amount of air that your lungs can hold. Typically, men have a greater lung capacity than women. At rest a man’s lungs can hold about 1.5 pints of air, while women’s lungs can hold around 0.6 to 0.8 pints. However, most of us do not use our full lung capacity.

According to Jonathan P. Parsons, M.D., professor of internal medicine, associate director of Clinical Services and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Ohio State University Asthma Center, “The lungs are over-engineered to accomplish the job that we ask them to do. In healthy people without chronic lung disease, even at maximum exercise intensity, we only use 70 percent of the possible lung capacity.”

Why is Lung Capacity Important?

Lung capacity predicts health and longevity. A 29-year study published in Chest concluded that lung capacity is a long-term predictor of respiratory mortality, and should be used as a tool for general health assessment. Because of this, people with chronic pulmonary conditions should pay particular care to monitoring lung capacity. Taking spirometry tests is a good way to measure lung function . A spirometry test takes several measures, such as how much air you can exhale in one second, called an FEV1 score, or forced expiratory volume in 1 second.

Our lung capacity naturally declines with age, starting at age 30. By the age of 50, our lung capacity may be reduced by as much as 50 percent. This means that the older you get, the harder it is for your lungs to breathe in and hold air. When we breathe in less oxygen, our body and cells also receive less oxygen, forcing our heart to work harder to pump oxygen throughout the body. The heart working overtime long-term can lead to heart failure. Earlier symptoms of reduced lung capacity include shortness of breath, decreased stamina and reduced endurance and frequent respiratory infections.

How is Lung Capacity Affected by COPD?

COPD affects the quantity of air that can move in and out of your lungs. The more advanced the COPD is, the harder it is for your lungs to breathe in and to exhale air. The more severe the stage of COPD, the lower the lung capacity and function. However, lung capacity and lung function are not the same.

While lung capacity refers to the maximum amount of air that your lungs are able to hold, lung function refers to how quickly you can inhale and exhale air from your lungs and also how effectively your lungs both oxygenate and remove carbon dioxide from your blood. Both lung capacity and lung function are affected by the various stages of COPD.

There are four stages of COPD: mild, moderate, severe and very severe. Here is a breakdown of the different stages of COPD based on FEV1 score:

  • Mild COPD: 80 percent or higher
  • Moderate COPD: 50-70 percent
  • Severe COPD: 30 to 49 percent
  • Very Severe COPD: Less than 30 percent

Can I Improve my Lung Capacity?

Yes! Lung function cannot be improved; however, lung capacity may be improved. Remember to always follow the advice and guidance of your doctor. Here are five easy steps for increasing lung capacity, adapted from a recent blog post that may help:

Take more Vitamin D. Some studies show that of those who increase their intake of Vitamin D in conjunction with standard rehabilitation, many show improvement in their ability to exercise and in respiratory strength. Vitamin D helps reduce inflammation, which is a key issue for people with COPD.

Increase your Self-Confidence. Several people with COPD participated in an exercise study, which found that those who underwent a confidence boosting program before starting the exercise routine experienced better results. Exercise is essential for people, and taking that one step further, having self-confidence improves your ability to exercise.

Keep a Clean Home. Dust and other allergens can cause more frequent flare-ups. Support your lungs by keeping your home as clean as possible. Consider removing items that collect dust from your home, such as curtains and tablecloths. Wash your sheets at high temperatures, and dust and vacuum regularly. Indoor air purifiers are another great way to improve the quality of air inside of your home.

Lung Capacity: What Does It Mean?

Exercise more. Each time you exercise, you improve your exercise tolerance level. Start slow, and be sure to check with your primary care physician before starting a new exercise regime. Simply walking in place while watching TV or walking around the block is a great place to start.

Practice breathing exercises. Breathing exercises are a great way to help your lungs. Start in a relaxed posture, so you’re able to breathe in and out more easily. Read Best Breathing Exercises for COPD for some great breathing techniques to try out.

 

Unlike traditional treatments that often mask the symptoms of lung disorders, the goal of our innovative cellular therapy is to help manage symptoms and potentially improve overall lung health and quality of life. Our integrated wellness approach has the potential to improve overall lung health and to offer a better quality  of life. 

If you or someone you love has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (Interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you. 

Our dedicated team of Patient Care Specialists and Board-Certified Medical Providers are standing by to answer all your questions.

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time. 

Lung Infection and COPD: Signs and Symptoms

Lung Infection and COPD: Signs and Symptoms

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive form of lung disease ranging from mild to severe. It is characterized by the obstruction of airflow into and out of the lungs, making breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis both fall under the category of COPD. Lung infection and COPD go hand in hand. A person with COPD has narrowed airways and inflamed air sacs, making him or her more prone to lung infections, which are sometimes referred to as pneumonia. Here are the facts you need to know about lung infection and COPD.

What is a Lung Infection?

Pneumonia, or a lung infection, occurs when bacteria, viruses and sometimes fungi collect in a person’s lungs and begin to grow. This causes the air sacs in the lungs to become filled with pus and liquid, making it more difficult for a person to breathe. Symptoms include chest pain and/or a frequent cough that’s different from the usual chronic cough that’s associated with COPD.

Pneumonia and COPD is a serious combination that should not be taken lightly. Damage from pneumonia can cause irreversible damage to lung tissue, with the most severe complication being respiratory failure. In fact, acute respiratory failure is one of the leading health concerns when a person with COPD develops pneumonia.

Can Lung Infections be Prevented?

Lung infection and COPD, while common, isn’t entirely unavoidable. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your lungs. Many people develop pneumonia after having the flu. Because of this, getting a flu shot is an important safety precaution that a person can take to reduce chances of contracting pneumonia. Frequent hand washing is also key, as is staying away from people who are sick.

Eating healthy and exercising are also great ways to strengthen your immune system, which will not only reduce your chances of getting sick, but also lower the risk of experiencing COPD exacerbations.

Signs and Symptoms of a Lung Infection

Lung Infection and COPD: What You Can Do

Symptoms of a lung infection are very similar to COPD symptoms, which can make it difficult to diagnose. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of a lung infection and how they differ from those of COPD.

1) Fever

Normal body temperature is typically around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, but varies from person to person. An elevated body temperature, or fever, might be an indication of a lung infection. In addition to an elevated body temperature, or a temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, chills and shaking are other symptoms of a fever.

2) Increased Shortness of Breath

Experiencing shortness of breath is a common problem for people with COPD. However, if the shortness of breath gets worse, it could be a sign of a lung infection. Additionally, rapid breathing and an increased heart rate may also be signs of a lung infection. Because of this, paying careful attention to your body and the severity of your symptoms is imperative in helping to catch a lung infection early on.

3) Changes in Mucus

If you notice that you are expelling more mucus when you cough, or that it has changed, these could be symptoms of a lung infection. When a person has a lung infection, their mucus tends to change color, have a thicker and stickier consistency, and sometimes will have a foul odor. Your mucus can tell you a lot about the state of your lungs.

4) Sharp Chest Pain

People with a lung infection typically experience a sharp, aching pain on one side of their chest that worsens when they breathe in deeply. This is called pleuritic chest pain. It can also feel like a tightness or pressure inside of your chest wall. While pleuritic chest pain isn’t always indicative of a lung infection, it could signify another issue. Sometimes pleuritic chest pain could be a problem with the lung or heart. With any type of chest pain, it is important to immediately seek professional medical attention.

Managing a lung infection and COPD isn’t an easy task. However, knowing what to look out for can help you catch an infection before it gets worse. If you think you might have symptoms of a lung infection, contact your primary care physician for an expert opinion. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your health.

Many people with COPD have experienced a reduction in inflammation and other COPD symptoms after receiving cellular therapy. Unlike traditional treatments that often mask the symptoms of lung disorders, the goal of our innovative cellular therapy is to help manage symptoms and potentially improve overall lung health and quality of life. Our integrated wellness approach has the potential to improve overall lung health and to offer a better quality  of life.

If you or someone you love has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (Interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you. 

 

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time. 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Is the Life Expectancy for Bronchiectasis?

What Is the Life Expectancy for Bronchiectasis?

For somebody with bronchiectasis, life expectancy can be a significant concern. In the same class as COPD and emphysema, bronchiectasis is a chronic obstructive lung condition that leads to pulmonary inflammation and infection. Over time, the walls of the bronchi thicken and mucus builds up, scarring and damaging the lungs. One of the most frustrating parts of bronchiectasis is the periodic flare-ups, which can make it difficult to breathe — and will get worse over time.
There are two types of bronchiectasis — congenital and acquired (non-congenital) — and prognosis depends largely on which type you have. Congenital forms such as those caused by cystic fibrosis may have poorer outcomes than acquired types, which are often caused by damage to the airway or repeated lung infections rather than smoking or inhaling contaminants.
Bronchiectasis itself does not shorten your lifespan, but certain symptoms and complications may arise that could decrease life expectancy in those with the disease. However, it is important to see your doctor for an exam and consultation to talk about your specific situation and contributing factors.

What complications may arise from bronchiectasis?

Complications of bronchiectasis include:
Pneumonia. Due to the buildup of mucus in the lungs, some patients may have bouts of pneumonia. Pneumonia has many possible causes, but most often it is a complication of the flu. There were 43,000 deaths from pneumonia in 2019, so it’s important to stay on top of your health when living with bronchiectasis. During cold and flu season, wash your hands frequently, avoid crowded places and wear a mask if necessary.
Massive hemoptysis. This can happen if a blood vessel supplying the lung splits open and causes bleeding; the blood is then coughed up. Symptoms include coughing up more than 100ml (about one-third of a soda can) of blood within a 24-hour period, breathing difficulties, lightheadedness, dizziness, or cold and clammy hands. If you suspect you might have massive hemoptysis, call 911.
Heart failure. A study showed that patients with bronchiectasis may be at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke than the general population.
Respiratory failure. Because of the damage caused to the lungs over time and the higher chance of infection, patients with bronchiectasis may eventually go into respiratory failure. This is one of the more common causes of death for those with bronchiectasis.

Cellular therapy treats bronchiectasis at the source

While certain medications and treatments can address the symptoms of bronchiectasis, cellular therapy is a type of regenerative treatment that can treat chronic lung disorders like bronchiectasis by targeting the actual source of the condition — the lungs.

If you or someone you love has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (Interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you. 

Our dedicated team of Patient Care Specialists and Board-Certified Medical Providers are standing by to answer all your questions.

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time. 

 

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Experiencing flare-ups at home? Let’s make it a safer space.

Americans are estimated to spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. Although indoor settings may imply safe surroundings, these environments can hold a litany of harmful chemicals. Some of those chemicals include Toluene (paint thinners), Xylene (common tar), Ammonia, (fertilizers and cleaners) Benzene, and Trichloroethylene (man-made fibers and printed materials), and formaldehyde (insecticides and particle board). These types of toxins are inherently dangerous to all people but can be particularly harmful for those with respiratory illnesses such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

With your health in mind, the Centers for Respiratory Health has crafted a shortlist of the top four ways to purify your air at home naturally to keep you breathing healthy and reduce exacerbations.

 4. Salt Lamps

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Himalayan Salt lamps are made of a pink rock salt mined in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, and when a rock of suitable size is found, it is converted into a salt lamp. By carving a hollow into the crystal and replacing it with an incandescent bulb, the heat that is emitted from the base emits negative ions into the air working to remove toxins in the air and neutralize them. Himalayan salt lamps are known decoratively for their beautiful pinkish glow but are also known to promote sleep and well-being.

Where You Can Find Them? Many online and local businesses carry salt lamps. A quick search online will result in several options.

 

 3. Beeswax Candles

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Beeswax candles, are simply put, candles made out of beeswax. However, what makes them distinct from traditional candles is that they do not emit smoke. Traditional candles are typically derived from petroleum and may release benzene, toluene or soot into the air. In contrast, beeswax candles are known to produce negative ions in the air that help in the removal of air pollution and other toxins. Another benefit of beeswax candles is that they burn significantly slower than traditional wax or paraffin candles, meaning they last longer and won’t have to be replaced as often.

Where You Can Find Them? Many online and local businesses sell beeswax candles. A quick search online will result in several options.

 

 2. Purifying Plants (Peace Lily)

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

As we’ve mentioned before, plants are biologically engineered to take in carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. However, what often goes overlooked is that some specific types of plants also work to take in harmful chemicals and other pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and ammonia. Out of all air-purifying plants, NASA has suggested the Peace Lily as the most dominant, which requires very little water or sunlight. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful but actively takes in all the aforementioned toxins to produce oxygen.

Where You Can Find Them? Many local businesses sell purifying plants. A quick search online or visit to a local nursery will result in several options.

 

 1. Bamboo Charcoal

Top 4 Ways to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Also known as activated charcoal, bamboo charcoal is odorless and highly-absorptive. In some cases used as a makeshift water filter, bamboo charcoal can have the same affect in air purification by removing toxins and odor in the atmosphere. Packaged in a linen bag, bamboo charcoal works to absorb unpleasant odors, remove bacteria, harmful pollutants and allergens, and dehumidify air. However, the most remarkable aspect of bamboo charcoal is its longevity. Safe for children and pets, bamboo charcoal can rejuvenate itself if placed in sunlight once a month and can be reused for up to two years. Afterwards it can be used as a fertilizer.

Where Can You Can Find Them? Many online and local businesses carry bamboo charcoal. A quick search online will result in several options.

 

Clean air at home is critical to avoiding exacerbations, but despite even the cleanest quality of air flow, treatment may still be necessary to avoid flare-ups and fatigue in daily life.

If you or someone you love has COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), ILD (Interstitial lung disease), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, or another chronic lung disorder, call us today at 866-638-4776 and learn more about what our innovative therapy has the potential to do for you.

Medical Disclaimer: This content is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician with any questions that you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this article. We strive for 100% accuracy, but errors may occur, and medications, protocols, and treatment methods may change over time.