There is no cure but there are treatment options to try to reduce the symptoms, slow the progression and improve quality of life. If pulmonary hypertension is the side effect of another illness, treatment focuses on the primary cause. If pulmonary hypertension is the primary cause, medications can be used.
How is respiratory disease treated?
Treatments. Depending on your respiratory condition, medications can include an assortment of inhalers, oral drugs and intravenous treatments. Your doctor should explain why specific medications are prescribed, and their potential benefits and side effects.
Can you live a long life with lung disease?
Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease, but research advancements are being made all the time that allow people to live longer and have a better quality of life. No doctor can predict any one persons lifespan with PF.
Do I have a respiratory disease?
Coughing up blood: If you are coughing up blood, it may be coming from your lungs or upper respiratory tract. Wherever its coming from, it signals a health problem. Chronic chest pain: Unexplained chest pain that lasts for a month or more—especially if it gets worse when you breathe in or cough—also is a warning sign.