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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
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Moosa Ismael Suleman
General (Internal) Medicine

In brief: Variable prognosis

IPF is a progressive condition where patients do experience a gradual decline in lung function.
However the decline, and therefore the prognosis is variable. Best way to predict the prognosis is to observe the rate of decline that the patient has already experienced.

In brief: Variable prognosis

IPF is a progressive condition where patients do experience a gradual decline in lung function.
However the decline, and therefore the prognosis is variable. Best way to predict the prognosis is to observe the rate of decline that the patient has already experienced.
Dr. Moosa Ismael Suleman
Dr. Moosa Ismael Suleman
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