Where Do We Turn When Prescribed Therapies Aren’t Effective?

Where Do We Turn When Prescribed Therapies Aren’t Effective?

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Where Do We Turn When Prescribed Therapies Aren’t Effective?

Managing symptoms is an ongoing challenge for chronically ill patients. Whether they’re caused by an exacerbation, disease progression, or environmental factors, it’s often difficult for patients to get quick relief, including from respiratory symptoms. Despite their name, rescue inhalers aren’t always effective in managing or improving pulmonary fibrosis symptoms. Neither are oral steroids. Unfortunately, since my diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), I’ve dealt with this dilemma more than once. When my breathlessness or cough…

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