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What is the prognosis for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a 66 year old male?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Depends

The average life expectancy is 3 to 5 years however there are many factors that could change that.
For example what stage you are in now. Other diseases you may have, diet, and smoking are a few of the factors that contribute to ur prognosis. There are 2 pulmonary fibrosis meds, Ofev and Esbriet that may help you. Pulmonary rehaTalk with ur lung doctor and see where you stand. Good luck

In brief: Depends

The average life expectancy is 3 to 5 years however there are many factors that could change that.
For example what stage you are in now. Other diseases you may have, diet, and smoking are a few of the factors that contribute to ur prognosis. There are 2 pulmonary fibrosis meds, Ofev and Esbriet that may help you. Pulmonary rehaTalk with ur lung doctor and see where you stand. Good luck
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