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Does my medical history affect my chances of pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Depends: A history of connective tissue dis ie lupus, scleroderma, rhematoid arthritis can increase the risk for pulm fibrosis as well as other autoimmune phenomena. Post-infection fibrosis can also develop.

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How does pulmonary fibrosis affect a person?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Various ways: Pulmonary fibrosis affects the ability of the lung to do its jobs and that is getting oxygen to the blood and getting rid of carbon dioxide. The lungs have to work harder. It is not uncommon to become short of breathe after a little excitement or mild exersise like climbing a flight of stairs.

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