Medication can be used to treat Cryptogenic Fibrosing Alveolitis. The following are the steps for treating the patients:
1) Treatment to slow lung scarring- The disease causes the lungs to scar, and as we all know, medications cannot repair the lungs. As a result, the primary purpose of drugs is to slow lung scarring and protect the lungs from further damage. Pirfenidone and Nintedanib are the two drugs that are currently being used. According to the current research, both drugs are equally effective. The drugs may cause diarrhoea, feeling sick and tired, decreased appetite, and other side effects.
2) Supportive treatment- The supportive treatment will help with any other symptoms you may be experiencing. For example, if you have a cough, your doctor may recommend liquid morphine or simple measures such as sipping water slowly. Your doctor may recommend breathing exercises to help you cope with your shortness of breath. Lorazepam may also be used in severe cases of shortness of breath. Similarly, depending on the severity of the problem and your specific case, your doctor may recommend medications for acid reflux and anxiety.
3) Self-care- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you cope with the disease. You must adhere to the fundamentals, such as a nutritious diet, moderate exercise, and no smoking. You must also get enough sleep. You should also get pneumonia, flu, and coronavirus vaccines to avoid further complications. If you are experiencing mental problems, you should see a psychiatrist. Because of the disease's stress, it is possible to develop mental problems. You should see your doctor on a regular basis and inform him or her of any discomfort you are experiencing. You will get good results if you follow the treatment exactly.