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interstitial lung disease is curable

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Many causes: Interstitial lung disease is a thickening of the skeleton structure that supports airsacs (alveoli) in the lungs. There are many causes of interstiti ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Stern
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Interstitial lung dz: Interstitial lung disease is a loose description of the part of the lung that is affected by the disease. Asthma and COPD are airway diseases. Sarco ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sahn
53 years experience Pulmonology
More than 100: Ilds can be idiopathic, aproximately 16; drug induced:41; occupational: >70 and acute noninfectious: 7.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many causes: There are many causes of ild. Best refer to a pathology text book of lung diseses for a comprehensive list.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Steroids: Usually if steroids work, then you are in luck. Otherwise there is no cure. You can consider lung transplant if condition severe enough.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath : Typically, interstitial lung disease causes shortness of breath. It can also cause low oxygen, weakness, fatigue, cough, wheezing. Or, it can cause no ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: By history and physical, including your symptoms, occupational and other exposures etc; x-rays and ct scans and pulmonary function tests. You may also ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wright
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Bacterial pneumonia is not generally considered interstitial lung disease. However, some forms of interstitial lung disease are referred to as iip or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fernando Torres
27 years experience Pulmonology
They are different: A pneumonia is caused by an organism causing destruction of the lung tissue. Interstitial lung disease is inflammation of the lung and usually starts ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stern
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
ILD progression: Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of disorders that affect the area of the lung that supports the alveoli. In order to give a prognosis for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Treat cause: Interstitial lung disease (ild) has many possible causes and some do not progress. For example inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, and infectious c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
Both and others: Interstital lung disease refers to the supporting structures, tissues and cells supporting the alveoli of the lung. When this is inflammed or scarred ... Read More
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