Stopping the progression of the diseaseIf you are suffering from pulmonary fibrosis, we offer you various effective therapy options at Schoen Clinic. This enables us to stop or at least slow down the progression of the disease.
We treat patients with all forms and severities of fibrotic diseases of the lung tissue. Many patients who are already at an advanced stage of the disease or need to be prepared for a lung transplant come to our clinic.
Conservative treatment methods
Drug-based pulmonary fibrosis therapyDrug-based therapy depends on the type of pulmonary fibrosis. There are forms of fibrosis that respond to anti-inflammatory drugs. Known as immunosuppressants, they also suppress the body’s own defence mechanism. Newly developed drugs that can delay the course of the disease are used for the most common form, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Medical exercise therapy – respiratory physiotherapyThe central element of inpatient rehabilitation is medical sports and movement therapy under the guidance of experienced sports scientists. What many patients and referring physicians consider impossible – physical exertion – becomes possible if you train in a way that corresponds to your illness-related limitations. We conduct careful medical performance tests before you start training. By means of sports-therapeutic entrance tests, we determine the right level of physical exertion for your individual needs. Training allows you to increasingly improve your physical endurance and muscle strength. This leads to increased mobility and boosts your zest for life.
Our respiratory physiotherapy specialists will train you in breathing awareness and cough avoidance, and practice specific breathing and coughing techniques with you.