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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with chronic interstitial lung changes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
No: COPD is not a disease that returns after transplant; some diseases like sarcoidosis can come back after a lung is transplanted and cause the new lungs ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Not usually: COPD is usually an acquired problem. However, if the causes are duplicated in the transplanted lungs (i.e. Heavy smoking) it could recur over years.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hopefully not...: COPD is usually caused by cigarette smoke so if you never smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke, you shouldn't develop COPD in the transplanted lungs. Ho ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I'm sorry: I will assume the diagnosis is correct. The langerhans cell histiocytosis may evaporate if he stops smoking, or may not. Don't allow the physicians ... Read More
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Dr. Arold Augustin
32 years experience Internal Medicine
End stage COPD: Your husband, unfortunately, has both severe lung disease and a bad heart. His exercise capacity must be very low. You did not mention hospice care, b ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Usually does: These inhalers will usually improve lung function. They can be given during lung function testing to verify their effectiveness. If you did not inform ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Albuterol is used to reverse bronchoconstriction and the PFTs will reflect that if they test before and after the albuterol.
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
It would...: improve reversible airway obstruction, as in asthma. Chronic obstructive lung disease, e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchotis, fibrosis, othet, has much m ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
There: are new treatments for active pulmonary fibrosis, some treatments to alleviate bronchospasm, talk to your pulmonologist, or rheumatologist if sarcoid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: Not really, there is not direct correlation. However you are more likely to mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) with lung disease.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Various: It could be clear, white, yellow, green, thick, thin. It changes over time. It is commonly more copious in the morning upon awakening.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety or Asthma: Could be either or both. A visit to a pulmonary specialist would clarify that, following thorough medical exam & pulmonary function tests.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not much: Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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None unfortunately: So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antige ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same: Ipf is one form of ild. It refers to disorders of the interstitium of he lung vs. Diseases that effect the bronchi, or alveolar spaces.
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