Maintain Control While Living with ILD
Receiving a diagnosis of chronic interstitial lung disease (ILD) with worsening fibrosis can be overwhelming. Understanding your disease and the associated symptoms will provide you with the tools to effectively communicate with your healthcare team, thereby promoting your well-being.
Three Pillars of Disease Management
Your healthcare team can help manage your chronic ILD with worsening fibrosis in three important ways : disease management, education and planning, and symptom management (also called palliative (PAL-ee-uh-tiv) care).
The three pillars of disease management (disease management, education and planning, and symptom management) are most effective when used together.
Once you receive a confirmed diagnosis of chronic ILD with worsening fibrosis, your healthcare team will provide additional information about the disease, common symptoms, and disease progression. Together with your healthcare team, you can develop an individualized care plan. Being an active participant in developing your care plan together with your healthcare team allows you to maintain control of your care.
You’re not alone in this—
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Life with ILD can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Call Lungs&You® to speak with a dedicated nurse who can help you get the information you need to help take an active role in your health.*
*Lungs&You® does not provide medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have specific questions about your health.