A 55-year-old member asked:
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what are the effects of pulmonary fibrosis on the lungs?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary fibrosis : Results in scarring of lung tissue and manifests as shortness of breath.
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
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