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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Answered earlier: Early it causes desaturation with activity. Later it causes low oxygen tension in the blood, and later it causes co2 retention. So the symptoms will b ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Pulmonary fibrosis: To my knowledge, antidepressants have not been shown to assist with any respiratory aspects of pulmonary fibrosis. It is common for fibrosis patients ... Read More
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Antihistaminics.: May be antihistaminics without decongestants!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See a specialist: There are several different causes of pulmonary fibrosis. Depending on the cause, there may be treatments or not. There are several clinical trials ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: I'm afraid so.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Two completely different diseases. CF is an inherited disorder leading to failure to clear mucus and repeated infections. It does end up with fibrosis ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Pulmonary fibrosis: While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patie ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jackson
Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care
Indirectly: It doesn't cure the disease, but replaces one damaged lung for a functioning one. The fibrosis doesn't return to the new lung.
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A male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pulm Fibrosis: Hi, Pulmonary fibrosis can develop slowly or quickly. There is no cure. Many people with the disease live only about three to five years after diagnos ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Cystic fibrosis: involves large amounts of mucus in the airways. Therefore it is difficult for air to flow due to mucus obstructing airways. Pulmonary fibrosis invol ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
In some casea: There are genetic forms of pulmonary fibrosis, familial pulmonary fibrosis, though most cases are though to be idiopathic (unknown causes), though con ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
No: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease transmitted by the parents to their kids. Pulmonary fibrosis is not the same thing. It is not well known wha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Not the same: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that may be characterized by a chronic inflammation of the brochi (chronic bronchitis), but it is not the sa ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: This is one of the theories, that persistent reflux causes damage to sensitive predispose area & cause scar & tissue destruction called fibrosispulmon ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: At this time there is no effective treatment. N-acetyl-cysteine is being studied as is perfenidone, but the results to date have been disappointing an ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
No and Yes: At this time the only curative intervention for pulmonary fibrosis is lung transplantation. There are no medications that have been proven to cure th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
37 years experience in 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on the cause: Ild comes in many subtypes - a few - especially those related to smoking or that have an hypersensitivity/allergic component can be reversed with the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in Pulmonology
Scarring: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf) is a progressive, unrelenting scarring of the lungs. This results in low oxygen levels, respiratory failure and e ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
35 years experience in Pulmonology
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses several causes of lung obstruction often resulting in shortness of breath and wheezing. The c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Six of one...: They're both awful, awful diseases, and depending on how you get them, equally fatal. Pulm fibrosis almost always leads to some degree of pulmhtn but ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
Not at all: Pulmonary fibrosis and fibromyalgia have only the root fibr in common. Pulmonary fibrosis is deposition of scar tissue in the lungs leading to high b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
The list goes on : There are a whole variety of illnesses that can mimic CF from chronic cough , asthma , to immunodeficiency, broncho pulmonary dysphasia celiac disease ... Read More

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