Setting Goals when Living with IPF Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Remember your goals with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Decreasing shortness of breath Read more about breathing techniques and exercise for ideas on decreasing and controlling shortness of breath. Reducing exacerbations Read more about avoiding infections and symptoms for ideas on how to try to reduce exacerbations. Becoming more active Read more about pulmonary rehabilitation, breathing techniques, healthy lifestyle and exercise for ideas on becoming more active. Decreasing anxiety or stress Read more about breathing techniques and living with IPF for ideas on decreasing anxiety and stress. Improving mood Read more about living with IPF and exercise for ideas on improving mood. Learning more about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) Take medications regularly Think of other goals you may have. Talk with your health care provider about your goals. IPF: Action Plan 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.