Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment in Annapolis, MD
What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. The thick tissue makes it more difficult for you to breathe and for your lungs to work properly.
The board-certified pulmonologists at Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists provide care for individuals with pulmonary fibrosis. Our team will take the time to fully evaluate your condition and determine the care that will best support you and your needs. To schedule your your visit at our pulmonary clinic in Annapolis, MD, please call (410) 266-1644 today.
What are the Types of Pulmonary Fibrosis?
There are five main types of pulmonary fibrosis.
- Drug-induced – using medications that are known to affect the lungs
- Radiation-induced – prior or current radiation to the chest
- Environmental – exposure to mold, animals, or other triggers
- Autoimmune – joint inflammation, abnormal blood tests, skin changes
- Occupational – exposure to dust, fibers, fumes, or vapors
If none of the above causes can be determined, your pulmonary fibrosis is considered idiopathic. Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists will conduct a series of tests and imaging scans to properly diagnose pulmonary fibrosis. You may be asked as series of questions about your symptoms, exposures, or lifestyle factors that may contribute to the disease.
What are the Treatment Options for Pulmonary Fibrosis?
The lung damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis can’t be repaired, but medications and therapies can sometimes help ease symptoms and improve quality of life. For some people, a lung transplant might be appropriate.
Talk with Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists to see what course of treatment is right for you.
Some common treatments include:
- Medication to help slow the disease or relieve your symptoms
- Oxygen therapy to help sustain your oxygen levels in your blood flow and help reduce shortness of breath
- Pulmonary therapy to learn exercises or ways to help improve your exercise and manage the disease
- Lung transplant for those with serious cases of pulmonary fibrosis
Schedule Your Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment in Annapolis, MD
We can help you get the relief you deserve! Give us a call to discuss your treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis.To meet with the pulmonologists at Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists, please call (410) 266-1644 and request an appointment at our pulmonary clinic in Annapolis, MD.