Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis:
Pulmonary Fibrosis does not affect everyone the same and has similar symptoms as the common cold or an upper respiratory infection. Some common symptoms include:
- Dry persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Clubbing of fingertips
- Aching joints and muscles
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Discomfort in the chest
- Fast shallow breathing
Pulmonary Fibrosis Risk Factors:
- Age (Mostly common between ages 50 and 70)
- Sex (Pulmonary fibrosis affects more men than women. Cases in women are on the rise.)
- Working around hazardous materials
- Radiation exposure
- Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis can lead to pulmonary fibrosis
Treatment Type 1
Oxygen therapy is a common treatment option for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Helping your body get the oxygen it needs to function is important to managing your illness. If your practitioner prescribes oxygen therapy for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 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
Oxygen treatments can help improve oxygen intake, reduce symptoms, increase stamina, and generally improve quality of life.
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.