Is a lung transplant an option for pf?

Pulmonary Fibrosis. If by pf you mean idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, than yes. It is a common etiology for lung transplant.
Yes. Lung transplant is an option for iIPF. Transplant for emphysema is the most common indication in the us but IPF is not far behind. Under the current system you are given "points" for how much oxygen you require, your diagnosis, your blood type, etc. This system is called the lung allocation score or LAS. Having IPF gives you addition points due to the risk of dying waiting for transplant.

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Is there possibilty of lung transplantation?

Yes. Lung transplants are preformed on a regular basis. To see if a lung transplant is an option for you or someone you know you should ask your pulmonary doctor to refer you to a transplant center for an initial evaluation. Read more...

Is there such a thing as lung transplant?

Yes. Over 1800 were done in the United States in 2011. Either one or both lungs are used from a deceased donor. Read more...

How should I prepare for a lung transplant?

Keep fit. It really depends on your current condition and the reason you need a new lung. In general you should should eat a balanced diet and keep up your nutrition, exercise as much as possible, and be sure you tell your doctors about fevers, chills, changes in breathing or bowel habits. Read more...

What is longevity rate after lung transplant?

Survival. Average ( median) survival after lung transplant is about 5.5 years. Various factors affect survival including single vs. Double lung transplant, age, and diagnosis (reason for transplant). There is also less likelihood of survival if the recipient is on ventilator, hospitalized or dialysis dependent prior to transplant. Read more...

How difficult is it to get a lung transplant?

Can be difficult. Patients with a number of different diseases can qualify for lung transplants. It can be difficult however, because patients must be "sick enough" to qualify for the surgery, but "healthy enough" to tolerate it and the anti-rejection medication. Patients have to have a lot of testing prior to being placed on transplant list and may need to undergo some pulmonary rehabilitation as well. Read more...

Can I travel overseas after a lung transplant?

Yes. But everything after a lung transplant is a balance between the risks of developing an infection and not been close to your transplant center and your quality of life. Read more...