Home
Pulmonary Fibrosis

Buy medications to treat Pulmonary Fibrosis online In Canada

FREE Shipping in Canada

Buy Pulmonary Fibrosis medications like Dexilant and Esbrietonline from PocketPills with FREE prescription delivery.

Canada's Leading Online Pharmacy

We make it unbelievably easy to fill prescriptions, consult with pharmacists, and order medications online

What would you like to do?

info

What is it?

Causes

Symptoms And Complications

How to diagnose?

Treatment and Preventions

FAQs

What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Fibrosis refers to scar tissue that has replaced healthy tissue. This is what happens in the lungs of people with pulmonary fibrosis. Inflammation (swelling) in the lungs usually happens before or at the same time as the formation of scar tissues.

There are several substances known to cause lung fibrosis, but people often develop lung fibrosis even when there is no apparent cause. When the cause is unknown, it's called idiopathic.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a serious condition whose cause is not well understood. Another condition very similar to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis can happen in some people with certain diseases, especially autoimmune diseases like systemic Lupus erythematosis or Scleroderma. Whether this other condition is the same thing as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or slightly different is unknown.

When pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic, it most often occurs in people 50 years of age and older, but people of any age can develop it. It affects men twice as often as women, and the risk increases greatly with each decade of age over 50. Pulmonary fibrosis can be detected at an early stage or late stage but usually gets worse with time. Sometimes it progresses slowly but it can also progress quickly over just a few years or even months.

we-are-here-for-you

We're Here for You

Our pharmacists are happy to answer your questions. Get in touch by text, live chat, phone or email. We're standing by 7 days a week.

What causes Pulmonary Fibrosis?

There are many potential causes of pulmonary fibrosis, such as:

The cause of pulmonary fibrosis, especially when it is idiopathic, is poorly understood. It probably involves deregulation of the immune system in the lungs, but some experts still think it might be caused by an unknown environmental exposure, or even an unusual infection.

A few families are particularly affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which may be categorized into two forms – an environmental form and a rarer genetic form. Pulmonary fibrosis is more likely caused by environmental factors in genetically susceptible people. These people have immune systems that overreact in the presence of particular irritants or organisms. This would be typical of autoimmune disease.

automatic-refills

Automatic Refills

We manage your refills and get in touch with your doctors for prescription renewals so that you always have the medication you need.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms And Complications

For the majority of people, the symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis come on slowly over the course of months to years, but for some people the symptoms can develop more rapidly.

Most people with pulmonary fibrosis first see their doctor about increasing shortness of breath during exercise. Some also have a cough. These are often the only symptoms of early pulmonary fibrosis, but you might also feel one or more of the following symptoms:

  • loss of stamina
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • diffuse chest pain

Later on, symptoms can include:

  • shortness of breath without exercise – eating, talking, or just resting
  • cyanosis (blue lips, nail beds, and sometimes skin due to lack of oxygen in the tissue)
  • clubbing of the fingers (enlarged fingertips)

Pulmonary fibrosis can lead to several severe complications. Because the lungs don't take in oxygen as well, low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia) can develop. Lack of oxygen can affect the entire body.

Another complication of pulmonary fibrosis is pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs). Scar tissue in the lungs can make it more difficult for blood to flow through them. The increased pressure makes the heart work harder and leads to a weakened and enlarged heart, reducing its pumping efficiency and producing heart failure. This is suspected when people develop fluid accumulations in the abdomen, leg swelling, or prominent pulsations in neck veins.

personalized-pocket

Personalized PocketPacks

We sort your medication into clearly labeled, individual packs so you can be sure you're taking the right dose at the right time.

How to diagnose Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lung diseases all tend to have much the same symptoms, so a thorough history, examination, pulmonary function tests, and chest X-ray, while all essential, may not be enough to identify pulmonary fibrosis, especially if it's due to no known cause (idiopathic).

Your doctor may also order blood tests and heart tests to check for underlying causes of your symptoms. A computed tomography (CT) scan may also be done to check for changes within the lungs. An exercise test may also be suggested to see how well your lungs work during exertion.

The definitive diagnostic test is a lung biopsy – obtaining a sample of lung tissue for examination in a laboratory.

The best way to do this is in the operating room, where a piece of lung tissue is surgically removed. You can expect to be hospitalized for several days after this kind of procedure. Sometimes, people who might benefit from this kind of biopsy are too sick to go through with it.

A quicker but less accurate way of doing a lung biopsy can be done non-operatively through bronchoscopy, which is a test that involves passing a narrow tube with a light and camera on the end through the nose or mouth and into the lungs. Once the device is in place, a tool called a forceps can be passed through it to take a small sample biopsy of the lung. People can usually go home on the same day that the procedure is done.

free-delivery

Free Delivery

Your medication is delivered directly to you at no added cost. We even offer same-day delivery in select locations.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment and Preventions

Once scar tissue has formed, it can't be reversed or removed, so treatment is aimed at slowing the progression of the disease and improving symptoms.

Unfortunately, the treatments we have are limited. For many people with pulmonary fibrosis, the only treatments are for symptomatic relief, such as oxygen therapy. Relatively young (under age 65) and healthy people with pulmonary fibrosis may be candidates for a lung transplant.

For idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, there are 2 medications that appear to slow disease progression. Treatment with Nintedanib* or Pirfenidone has been shown to slow down the rate of scarring or fibrosis in the lungs.

In pulmonary fibrosis caused by some other disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, treating the underlying disease is the best approach and usually reduces lung inflammation.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a standard part of treatment for people with pulmonary fibrosis. This can involve an exercise program, breathing exercises, and stress management.

Exercise can improve the body's ability to provide oxygen to the tissues, and maximize the efficiency of healthy lung tissue. People with advanced pulmonary fibrosis may need oxygen equipment in order to maintain an adequate supply of oxygen in their circulation. Support groups can help reduce stress caused by the illness.

People with pulmonary fibrosis should not smoke.

It's difficult to prevent a disease when you don't know what causes it, so there's no generally accepted preventive advice for pulmonary fibrosis. However, people who have jobs that increase their risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis (e.g., farmers who work with hay, miners, welders, sandblasters, demolition workers) should do what they can to minimize exposure (e.g., wearing masks).



discreet-packaging

Discreet Packaging

Your privacy is important. That's why we send your medication inside a plain delivery box so no one will know what's inside.

Frequently asked questions

How to buy Pulmonary Fibrosis medications online?

You can buy your medications to treat Pulmonary Fibrosis online at PocketPills if you already have a valid prescription from your doctor. You can get started by uploading your prescription, ordering a refill by transferring any existing medications to our pharmacy or talking to one of our Canadian Doctors to get an online prescription. Get started now!

Can I get brand name Pulmonary Fibrosis medications or chose to get generics?

Absolutely. You can always communicate your preference for brand or generic medications during your online consultation. As a policy, PocketPills advocates generic medications as more affordable and more likely to be covered by your insurance plan

Can I get a prescription on PocketPills for Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you receive a prescription, you'll have the option to have it delivered to your door in discreet packaging and at no additional cost!. Click here to get an online prescription today!

References

All material © 1996-2021 MediResource Inc. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Reading is good for you...

Reading about what's good for you is even better.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
All about Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Medications
How Effective Is Bupropion In Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Top prescribed Pulmonary Fibrosis drugs

PocketPills
You're almost there!

Simply sign in to join
over 150,000 satisfied members:

Only 14 years old and over can register on PocketPills

+1

By proceeding, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy. Message and data rates may apply.

or

What would you like to do?

Already taking medications?

Let us get prescriptions from current pharmacy and deliver.

chevron_right

Have a new prescription to fill?

Upload a picture and we will deliver your medications for free.

chevron_right

Consult a doctor online for free

Describe your symptoms or renew your prescriptions

chevron_right

Already a member?

Sign In

+1

By proceeding, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy. Message and data rates may apply.

or

Prefer to sign up over the phone?

Our care team can't wait to take your call!

 

Refill your prescription

You don't have to wait in line at the store to fill your prescriptions. You can have your doctor fax your prescription to them, input the details of your old pharmacy online, or take a picture of your prescription with the online pharmacy app.

Consult a doctor online

Skip the waiting room! See a Canadian doctor online, for free and get treated for any common condition on your phone.

*Note: Fully covered with a British Columbia, Alberta or Ontario health card.

Upload your prescription

Upload a picture of your prescription(s), allowing us to receive an image of your prescription and begin the process of filling your prescription(s). However, we will require the original hard copy of your prescription to be sent to us in order to complete filling your prescription.