IPF: Management Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS (September 01, 2017) How Is IPF Managed? People with IPF can become actively involved in the management of their disease. Participation in the treatment plan will help people with IPF, their caregivers and family members achieve the best possible results. IPF management includes: Partnering with your health care provider to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan Learning more about IPF Living a full life that includes adopting a healthy lifestyle involving Regular exercise Healthy eating Rest Support from others Attending to your emotional health Giving up smoking if you smoke (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana) Avoiding infections Taking medication as prescribed Using oxygen therapy when prescribed Using breathing techniques Determining whether lung transplantation is an option for you Following an action plan Action plan every day Action plan for exacerbations Learning about palliative care Needs of care, physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual Community resources Advanced care needs Now that you have an overview of IPF management, let’s review each topic in more detail. Partnering with Your Health Care Provider Ask questions and work together to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to manage IPF. Learn More about IPF Attend the Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group at National Jewish Health Read the Understanding Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Booklet Trustworthy sources of information about IPF include the National Jewish Health website and that of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Ask your provider for other recommendations. IPF: Diagnosis IPF: Stages Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.