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Interstitial lung disease, weakness and breathing problem, taken steroids, inhaling Oxygen

I am from New Delhi, India. My wife aged 59 years is suffering from Interstial lung disease (ILD) for last 12 years. Her lungs are working only 65 % and feels too much weekness and lots of breathing problem. Takaing steroids upto 8 mg. Pl .suggest some remedial measures/treatment for my wife. She is inhaling Oxygen at 2 lpm daily for 10-12 hours through Oxygen concentrator .
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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ILD is a progressive disorder which increasingly debilitates the patient. You may have to uncrease the dose of steroids or try oter medicines from the category oif `Disease Modifying Anti Asthma Drugs~. Since these medicines are potentially toxic it has to be done under close supervision of a Pulmonologist. You may also discuss the utility of NIPPV (Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation) with him.Chest physiotherapy and deep breathing exercises by an expert may help to some extent.
Answered: Fri, 11 May 2012
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