Stage 2: Questions to ask your Doctor

Reviewed by Jeffrey James Swigris, DO, MS
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?

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