A 40-year-old member asked:
How is fibrosis of the lungs treated?
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Pulmonology 35 years experience
Depends: There are different types of fibrosis. Idiopathic fibrosis or ipf has no fda approved meds at present. A new drud is been use at present in clinical trials & n acetyl cysteine been used in europe ( ia a cheap & natural medicine).
Other types depend on the primary cause.
Usually steroids in combinationn with cytotoxic agenmts & now monoclonal druga are very succesful.
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