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Is there a cure for pulmonary fibrosis?

Currently there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Research is ongoing to find both a cure and more effective treatments for the condition. For now, your best option is to receive treatment, which may include medications, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and a lung transplant.

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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pulmonary fibrosis?
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People who have pulmonary fibrosis often have to make lifestyle changes, and if you are close to som...
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What are the possible benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation?
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Numerous studies of pulmonary rehabilitation have documented improvement in symptoms, maximum oxygen...
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How common is pulmonary fibrosis?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is considered a rare disease. A 2006 study reported that about 128,000 people in ...
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How do medications treat pulmonary fibrosis?
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Medications treat pulmonary fibrosis by reducing inflammation and suppressing your immune system, wh...
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