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Monitoring Symptoms of ILD

Symptoms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) may progress over time. Your healthcare provider will use a combination of different tests you may be familiar with from diagnosis to track your condition.

Changes in your symptoms can indicate to your healthcare team if your disease is worsening. Talk to your healthcare team about your symptoms and tell them about any changes you notice. Remember that they can best advise you and may help you with some of these.

Track Your Symptoms

You might find it helpful to keep track of your symptoms and how you feel over time. Remember to make a note of any questions or concerns you have. Sharing these with your healthcare provider will help you discuss your symptoms and get the most out of your appointment.

Watch for any worsening symptoms. These can include:

  • Shortness of breath, especially with mild physical activity
  • A cough that doesn't get better
  • Tiredness and generally feeling unwell
  • Gradual, unintended weight loss
  • Rapid, shallow breathing

Remember to bring your completed symptom tracker with you to your next appointment. Symptom monitoring is a powerful tool that may help you have informed discussions with your healthcare provider and healthcare team.

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