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Suggest treatment for interstitial lung disease

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Posted on Mon, 6 Oct 2014
Question: We have been to almost 3-4 hospital from last 1yrs so kindly suggest me what to do for the best
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
interstitial lung disease is end stage disease.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Interstitial lung disease(ILD) is not a good disease when it comes to prognosis and treatment. There are so many drugs in pipeline but nothing seems promising. There is no sure shot cure for ILD. In the terminal stage only supportive care is advised. Like home oxygen therapy ( daily 16-18 hours), chest physiotherapy and nutritional support. Your relative also has Diabetes, Hypertension and cardiac problems. These all add in poor prognosis. So in my opinion you should keep her at home only with oxygen support. Visiting hospitals will increase your financial burden only. No sure treatment for ILD. Better to council her for end of life issues.

Hope I have answered your question. I am happy to answer other queries if you have.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
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Brief Answer: interstitial lung disease is end stage disease. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Interstitial lung disease(ILD) is not a good disease when it comes to prognosis and treatment. There are so many drugs in pipeline but nothing seems promising. There is no sure shot cure for ILD. In the terminal stage only supportive care is advised. Like home oxygen therapy ( daily 16-18 hours), chest physiotherapy and nutritional support. Your relative also has Diabetes, Hypertension and cardiac problems. These all add in poor prognosis. So in my opinion you should keep her at home only with oxygen support. Visiting hospitals will increase your financial burden only. No sure treatment for ILD. Better to council her for end of life issues. Hope I have answered your question. I am happy to answer other queries if you have. Wish you good health. Thanks.