Stage 2: Questions to ask your Doctor Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS (September 01, 2017) Stage 2 of IPF is when oxygen is needed with activity but not at rest. Questions to ask your health care provider about Stage 2 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Does staying active actually extend my life or does it just improve my quality of life? What resources are available to help me be active with oxygen? Can I travel with oxygen? Do I have the freedom to adjust flow rates based on how I am feeling, or am I bound to the prescribed flow rate? Do I need to be extra careful when exercising when using oxygen, or is it based on what I can tolerate? Do you recommend formal pulmonary rehab or self-initiated physical activity or both? Will you monitor my oxygen needs at clinic visits? If so, how? Are my vaccinations up to date? Is there a transtracheal oxygen program nearby? Am I a candidate for the procedure? Stage 1: Questions to ask your Doctor Stage 3: Questions to ask your Doctor 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.