Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

interstitial lung disease life expectancy

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
More info: Micro aspiration is not a feature of interstitial lung disease. Ild includes different types of lung inflammation, some respond to treatment, some do ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
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
4
4 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Many diseases: Interstitial lung disease (ild) is a term used to describe many different diseases that affect the lung tissue, or alveolar spaces (as opposed to the ... Read More
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
ILD: Is a process happening in the interstitial tissues or the tissues between the airs acs and outside the tubing of the blood vessels coursing through. T ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are a ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. ... Read More
A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Varible: Survival for hamman -rich fibrosis is < 6 mo. Age at onset of disease is a factor . Older pts progress more slowly. A lung biopsy is crucial in younge ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of th ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Variable: There is considerable variability in survival rates among the different types of tumors and patients. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: Without a full exam and review of medical records and history of infections secondary to CF would be remiss in trying to become an actuarial. Go see ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
CGD: Must meet with an immune deficiency specialist. Long-term antibiotic treatments may help to reduce infections, but early death is typically a result o ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: It is treatable, but not curable.
2
2 thanks
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depesinds on primary: Depends on primary site and spread to other organs, some like mesothelioma will not be good, isolated plural effusion from breast responds well to ch ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience in Radiology
Lung cancer: There are many factors involved, such as the stage of cancer, wether it is treatable with surgery or chemotherapy, the condition of the patient, age o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in 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
1
1 thank
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
It varies: It is too variable to answer: my patient is 14 years status post at lung transplant and is still going strong.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Extends lifespan: Lung transplant in someone with CF can help extend their lifespan if everything goes well. However, lung transplant is associated with additional set ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
30 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Not long: This is a grave prognosis. Hope this helps.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Unchanged: It is no different from people without graves disease. Graves can/should be effectively treated and should have no effect on overall health.
2
2 thanks
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly variable: Interstitlal lung disease (ild) is actually not just one disease. It is the result of literally dozens of problems that can cause irreversible scarrin ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Myocardtitis: Largely depends on the status of the left ventricular function. Some patients will see recovery of cardiac dysfunction others do not and can in the wo ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month