Other health conditions related to ILDs

ILD-related comorbidities

A comorbidity is a disease or condition that is associated with the primary disease.  Comorbidities are associated with worse health outcomes, more complicated management, and worse quality of life.  Early identification and treatment of comorbidities associated with ILD are very important for keeping you as healthy as possible.  Many of the questions your provider asks you during your initial visit have to do not only with diagnosing your ILD but also with looking for possible comorbidities.  

Here are some common comorbidities associated with ILD: