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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Restrictive Lung Disease

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What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Depends upon cause. Restrictive lung diseases fall in 3 broad classes: lung tissue disease, muscles of respiration disease, and those things that compress or prevent the lung from expanding. If you mean interstitial lung tissue disease the treatments are generally modulators of the immune system primarily Prednisone but more advanced agents may be necessary. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is the treatment for me if I have restrictive lung disease.?

What is the treatment for  me if I have  restrictive lung disease.?

PAINT: Pleural alveolar interstitial neuromuscular thoracoskeletal disease. You want to check with your lung specialist to get it fixed. You first need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

Treat like asthma: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is treated like asthma with bronchodilators like albuterol and anti-inflammatory agents like inhaled & oral steroids. The amount of medication used is dependent on the severity of symptoms. Reducing exposure to cotton & other vegetable dusts at the place of employment or job change and avoidance of tobacco smoke are also crucial for effective control. ...Read more

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What are some interstitial lung disease treatment?

What are some interstitial lung disease treatment?

None: Some studies are looking at perfenidone and n-acetyl-cysteine as treatment, but neither is likely to have substantial impact on mortality or possibility of cure. Only supplemental oxygen is currently available. ...Read more

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What is standard interstitial lung disease treatment?

What is standard interstitial lung disease treatment?

Depends on state: If there is active inflammation going on steroids and antiinflammatories are used. As the inflammation burns out, there is fibrosis and oxygen may be necessary. Eventually in severe cases and in rapidly deteriorating lungs, lungs transplantation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for interstitial lung disease?

IPF treatment: Steroids and nac do not work as by a recent not yet published randomized study. Pirfenidone is approved in japan and germany, at around $80, 000 every year. It stops deterioration in about 1/3 of treated patients but no improvement. I would not use it because the benefits are small. But I do have several patients who buy it overseas. ...Read more

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Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Lung disease hospita: generally speaking in the hospital with a good pulmonary medicine department should be able to treat interstitial lung disease. There are some specialty hospitals that focus on this. Most notably is National Jewish medical center in Denver Colorado. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

Depends on the cause: I'm assuming you are referring to interstitial lung disease as opposed to restrictive lung disease due to chest wall dysfunction or obesity. The bottom line is to treat the cause if known. If inflammatory, treat inflammation. If infectious treat that. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of the chronic obstructive lung disease?

What is the treatment of the chronic obstructive lung disease?

Breathe good air: Avoidance of cigarette smoke and other lung irritants is of paramount importance. Inhaled medications containing anticholinergic drugs, corticosteroid drugs, and bronchodilators are often helpful. There are also exercises that can be taught by pulmonary rehab specialists. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for interstitial lung disease?

Unfortunately none: There is no effective treatment for interstitial lung disease that alters progression or mortality. In fact treatment has been shown to worsen survival over no treatment. That said, two treatments are currently in progress; perfenidone and n-acetyl -cysteine may have some limited role in improving outcomes, but the data is not yet complete. ...Read more

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How long can someone expect to live with emphysema lung disease without treatment?

How long can someone expect to live with emphysema lung disease without treatment?

Depends on how bad: That depends a lot on how severe the emphysema is, whether you are still smoking, whether you have symptoms of shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing, etc. Some people do just fine without treatment. Others, depending on the above factors, definitely need treatment. There are great treatments for emphysema, and they can help you feel better and breathe better. ...Read more

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What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

Different: Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection is about 70%, stage ii about 30%. Chronic lung disease is emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, obviously a totally different diagnosis. Patients may develop lung cancer with or without chronic lung disease but more common in smokers. ...Read more

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Should a person get breast radiation treatments if she already has a history of lung disease?

Should a person get breast radiation treatments if she already has a history of lung disease?

Discuss with MD: Discuss it with your radiation oncologist. Many variables: type and severity of lung problems, side and location of the cancer, stage of the cancer. Newer x ray techniques can limit the radiation to the lung - make sure that the XRT center that you are going to has the latest equipment. ...Read more

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Mai lung disease is treated with ethambutal, azithromycin, rifampin. Can treatment stop after one year? The patient (87 years) cannot produce sputum.

Mai lung disease is treated with ethambutal, azithromycin, rifampin. Can treatment stop after one year? The patient (87 years) cannot produce sputum.

Not always: Most docs recommend treatment for at least one year after sputum cultures are negative. He may need a lung aspirate culture to confirm its negative if he can't produce sputum. This definitely requires consultation with the prescribing doc. ...Read more

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One of my family member 33yrs male has suffered from lung disease.can my babies stem cell helps to cure this disease..he is on O2 therapy at d moment.

Not at the moment: Thanks for your good heart, the technology isn't ready yet, for whatever pathology your relative suffers from, probably lung transplant would be the treatment for his case, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

No proven benefit: The big 3 are surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Alternative options in trials include photodynamic therapy, cancer vaccines for example. Commonly used alternative treatments such as homeopathy, chinese or indian herbal medicines, mexican meds, shark cartilage, etc do not have any proven benefit. Sometimes, alternative drugs actually interfere with regular meds and can cause problems. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for sarcoma cancer ( in the lung) other than chemo therapy?

Localized treatment: Sarcoma in the lungs can often be surgically resected, or treated locally with radiofrequency ablation or cyberknife radiation. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Should i be concerned if my husband has stage four non-small cell lung cancer do you know any alternative treatments?

Be concerned: Stage 4 lung cancer has an overall poor prognosis. The therapy associated with any positive effects would be chemotherapy and/or radiation. While a cure can occur, it is a rare event with stage 4. Alternative therapies can be explored, but realize that most don't claim to cure. If you look at the advertizements closely, they will treat but never claim to cure. Standard therapy- 15% overall cure. ...Read more

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Lung Diseases (Definition)

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