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Could some kind of weather help with pulmonary fibrosis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Weather does not make a difference for pulmonary fibrosis. Altitude does. In pulmonary fibrosis it is harder for oxygen to cross into the bloodstream. ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
I wish: There is currently no evidence that this will make any difference.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Neither: Avoid areas with significant air pollution. Otherwise british climate is as good as any.
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Neither: Poor air quality may have a negative impact on pts with pulmonary fibrosis. However the disease is seen in all climates and except for extremes of cl ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Aspiration of gastric contents can indeed cause pulmonary damage. I've mentioned elsewhere that the priniciple cause of GERD is H. pylori. H. pylori ... Read More
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: GERD- reflux disease can over time cause lung damage, especially if it combined with aspiration, ie reflux material entering the lungs
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Some people can develope a sensitivity to their pets. This can lead to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Untreated this can lead to pu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Pulmonary fibrosis is a relatively rare disease. Chest pain is much more likely to be of a benign cause--musculoskeletal pain or something else. How ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Strange
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Plenty of metals and other environmental toxins can do it.
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
43 years experience Family Medicine
It may be: But the substernal pain may also indicate some heart issue which are common with pulmonary fibrosis especial diastolic dysfunction, but atypical chest ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Scars: In nflammation from any cause in so much area of the lung, inflammatory cells recruit the fibrocytes (scar cells). These cells lay down fibers to wall ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Extreme temperatures can be difficulty for patients with pulmonary fibrosis. They can affect a patients' sense of shortness of breath. Some patients ... Read More

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