Sometimes it is hard to know what to do when you receive your diagnosis or when symptoms change or worsen. Your healthcare team can help you plan for this if this happens. Knowing when your symptoms are getting worse can help you and your healthcare team decide what you should do in your home, at your healthcare provider’s office, or in the emergency room.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease (ILD) or have been living with it for a longer period, it is important that you have a clear plan in place for the future of your care and overall well-being.
Below are few things to consider having in place.