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pulmonary fibrosis and coughing

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Pulmonary fibrosis is due to scarring in the lungs. There is no specific therapy for the fibrosis itself but the cough may be related to bronchospas ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: You have cilia in the chest that moves bacteria out. When the cilia fail, then coughing takes over. Try to restore cilia action see www.grossaninstit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation. The most common etiology is bronchitis but it can also indicate the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: If fibrosis of the lung tissue disrupts the integrity of a lung vessel carrying blood, it might allow blood to leak into the lung air sacks (called al ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the cause: There is no good treatment to reverse pulmonary fibrosis but the progression may be thwarted if one knows the trigger mechanism. I presume that this ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Help is available: The coalition for pulmonary fibrosis can provide guidance, education and support for families and patients dealing with pulmonary fibrosis. There webs ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Cannot answer: Without having you under my care & knowing your case this is impossible to answer. Recommend calling your puonologist or seek attention at an urgent ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Maybr: The cough is from the pulmonary fibrosis. Bronchodilator therapy may help with the symptoms. If your pulmonary fibrosis is due to active SLE in your ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not necessarily : Most commonly presented with shortness of breath.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Weird: Pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed with ct and pulmonary function testing. Mri would be quite unusual, and five years ago? He would be in big trou ... Read More
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