Are there any effective treatments for interstitial lung disease?

IPF treatment. Steroids and nac do not work as by a recent not yet published randomized study. Pirfenidone is approved in japan and germany, at around $80, 000 every year. It stops deterioration in about 1/3 of treated patients but no improvement. I would not use it because the benefits are small. But I do have several patients who buy it overseas.
If the cause has tx. First we should try to find the cause with bronchoscopy and lung biopsy in case it may be treatable, otherwise only supportive or symptomatic treatment.
Bronchoscopy. A bronchoscopy with biopsies should be performed to get a real diagnosis. That is what I do for a living.
Yes. Interstitial lung disease are a group of many different types of lung disease. Some are treatable. Often immune suppresent such as steriods are used. Other times triggering agents can be removed. It is important to find out what type of interstitial lung disease you have.
ILD. Unfortunately, there are no known treatments for ild. There are multiple clinical trials on going, and perhaps going to the nih website, you can find a center who participates in one of the trials near you.

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