Living as well as you can
Pulmonary fibrosis is unpredictable. Some people deteriorate more quickly than others, who find that the scarring in their lungs gets worse very slowly over several years.
There are treatments and therapies to improve both the quality and length of life.
Two anti-fibrotic drugs – pirfenidone and nintedanib – have been proven to slow the progression of scarring in some patients living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. There are new anti-fibrotic drugs in the pipeline which will hopefully become available in the next few years.