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signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and nonproductive cough are the most common symptoms for this rare disease. Older age eg over 50 is usually required ..... Presu ... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Dyspnea: Shortness of breath is the primary symptom of ipf.Also dry cough, weight loss , inability to do activities you did several months ago.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Breathlessness: Shortness of breath with exertion is the most frequent symptom. Dry cough and ankle swelling may occur. Eventually breathlessness even at rest can occ ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Shortness of breath: Can also have decreased exercise capacity. Signs would include low oxygen and "Velcro" crackles
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cislowski
48 years experience Cardiology
Of course: Symptoms can always get better and worse. Symptoms will vary depending on multiple factors. It does not mean the pulmonary fibrosis is getting better ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulmonary fibrosis: Difficuty breathing . Cough. Drs make the diagnoses.Reflux can precipitate it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of Breath: Mainly, patients with pulmonary fibrosis have shortness of breath. Some can get low oxygen levels. Others can also have an unrelenting cough. The thin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
Shortness of breath: Could be slowly progressive. Cough, short of breath, dyspnea to effort among the common ones.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath: Slowly progressive shortness of breath, chest discomfort, cough with exercise, declining exercise capacity. At advanced stages weight loss leg swellin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Shortness of Breath: At the end of life pulmonary fibrosis patients mainly develope severe shortness of breath/dyspnea. This results in very high oxygen needs and very li ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Beasley
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Scar tissue: The short version is scar tissue caused by inflammation in the lung. There are many different causes and subtypes though making it pretty complicated.
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