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And though there are treatment options to address internal disease progression, you may want something you can start today — right now — to affect your respiratory health in the long-term. With your health in mind, the Lung Health Institute is here to give you the diet breakdown for those with pulmonary fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases. Okay, the basic understanding is that pulmonary fibrosis arises from internal scarring within the lungs because of cigarette smoke or without any real cause. And, it causes difficulties in the intake and distribution of oxygen throughout the body. This creates the symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing and fatigue. Imagine you have a car and instead of keeping its fluids topped off transmission, antifreeze, oil, etc. After a while your car is going to start lagging in its ability to function. Without transmission fluid, your car has trouble switching gears.
In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis IPF, several factors may have a negative impact on the nutritional status, including an increased respiratory muscles load, release of inflammation mediators, the coexistence of hypoxemia, and physical inactivity. Nutritional abnormalities also have an impact on IPF clinical outcomes. Given the relevance of nutritional status in IPF patients, we sought to focus on some critical issues, highlighting what is known and what should be further learned about these issues. We conducted a narrative review on nutritional assessment in IPF, underlining the importance of nutritional evaluation not only in the diagnostic process, but also during follow-up. We also highlighted the need to keep a high level of attention on cardiovascular comorbidities. We also focused on current clinical treatment in IPF with Nintedanib and Pirfenidone and management of gastrointestinal adverse events, such as diarrhea, induced by these antifibrotic drugs. Finally, we concentrated on the importance of pulmonary rehabilitation program, including nutritional assessment, education and behavioral change, and psychological support among its essential components. More attention should be devoted to the assessment of the undernutrition and overnutrition, as well as of muscle strength and physical performance in IPF patients, taking also into account that an adequate clinical management of gastrointestinal complications makes IPF drug treatments more feasible.