Managing Symptoms

The most common symptoms of ILD are fatigue, dry cough, and shortness of breath (dyspnea).  Not everyone experiences these, but many do. Over time, some people with ILD, particularly those with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), will experience increased symptoms.

Our palliative care team of experts are skilled at evaluating and managing the symptoms associated with ILD. We encourage you to speak with your care team about a referral to palliative care for support around these symptoms. See our palliative care section for more information.