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Advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis Life Expectancy
Variable: Some people can live many years with pulmoanry fibrosis in a state of relative quiet. On the other extreme are people who have a rapid downhill course and die in weeks to months. Most people live for several years after diagnosis, but acute worsening can occur at any time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy for an 80 year old woman diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis? She was diagnosed around a month ago and is now bed bound.
I'm suffering from pulmonary fibrosis advanced stage, looking up for doctors contact whom i could contact for lung transplant !
Pulmonologist : Get in touch with a good pulmonologist in your area and he could help you further. ...Read more
Yes: Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed. Pulmonary fibrosis could be idiopathic (unknown cause), or due to asbestosis, silicosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus (sle), sarcoidosis, certain medications, radiation and many more. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily : Most commonly presented with shortness of breath. ...Read more
NSAIDs or narcotics: Pulmonary fibrosis by itself usually does not hurt. There are no pain receptors in the lungs. What may hurt is your pleura or ribcage, which are well supplied with pain receptors. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as Ibuprofen may help as well as narcotics which usually also dull the sensation of shortness of breath which may accompany pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more