Symptoms of Interstitial Lung Disease
There are many different types of Interstitial lung disease, and the specific symptoms and progression can vary depending on the underlying cause. common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath (Dyspnea)
- Dry Cough
- Weight loss
- Chest pain
Interstitial Lung Disease Risk Factors
- Age (more likely in adults over 70)
- Exposure to occupational and environmental toxins
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Radiation and chemotherapy
- Autoimmune diseases
Interstitial lung disease can lead to a series of life-threatening complications, including:
- Pulmonary Hypertension (affects only the arteries in your lungs)
- Right-side heart failure
- Respiratory failure
Treatment Type 1
Oxygen therapy is a common treatment option for Interstitial Lung Disease. Helping your body get the oxygen it needs to function is important to managing your illness. If your practitioner prescribes oxygen therapy for Interstitial Lung Disease, Lincare will provide 24/7 treatment support and oxygen equipment designed to fit your needs.
Treatment Type 2Pulmonary Rehab can also be recommended by your health care providers to improve your daily quality of life by teaching you techniques to improve lung efficiency, improve your endurance while performing daily activities and provide you with resources and support.
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Devices We Provide Include:
Concentrators filter room air to deliver concentrated oxygen.
Cylinders work in sync with your condition and medication.
Oxygen monitors are non-invasive devices that measure your blood oxygen levels during therapy.
Oxygen conserving devices extend the amount of time you can use each cylinder.
Additional Lincare Services
Our comprehensively trained dieticians help feed those who can't consume the calories they need.
If you're on Warfarin, PT/INR at-home testing lets you monitor your blood anticoagulation levels weekly from home.
Nebulizers treat diseases including COPD and asthma. We offer electronic and portable nebulizers, and our Pharmacy delivers them to you.