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Are Pulmonary Fibrosis And Fibromyalgia At All Related
No: Both are different disease or conditions. Rarely may occur together. Generally not together in one person.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Pulmonary fibrosis leads to fibrosis of lungs. It can be from many causes. It leads to decrease in gaseous exchange and pt. May feel short of breath. Fibromyalgia is currently described as chronic pain, almost all over the body. Tender points are not used any more for diagnostic purposes. Fibromyalgia may be effected by mood changes, decreased sleep. They are totally different from each other.See 2 more doctor answers
Scarred Lungs: Pulmonary fibrosis is essentially scarring of the lungs. There are many different causes for the lungs to scar. The disease can be a long-term chronic problem however in certain cases if the underlying cause of scarring is not addressed, it can be fatal. Furthermore, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is almost uniformly fatal. Lung transplantation may be a final resort.
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Shortness of Breath: Mainly, patients with pulmonary fibrosis have shortness of breath. Some can get low oxygen levels. Others can also have an unrelenting cough. The thing is, however, this greatly depends on how severe the pulmonary fibrosis (or scarring) is. If you have only mild scarring, you can have no symptoms at all. The best way to find out how much it has affected you is to do a lung function test.
Shortness of breath: Could be slowly progressive. Cough, short of breath, dyspnea to effort among the common ones.
Of course: Symptoms can always get better and worse. Symptoms will vary depending on multiple factors. It does not mean the pulmonary fibrosis is getting better or worse, but how the other organs in your body react to the situations of the day.
Depends: It really depends on how much fibrosis there is present and what the underlying cause of the pulmonary fibrosis is.
Pulmonary fibrosis: All depends on severity of the illness and etiologies. Healthy lifestyle with exercise. Need to monitor disease for progression. Important is to seek expert opinion and follow up.
Go get evaluation: Yes, it can happen due to some causes. It should be obvious is some imaging procedures. Since it can and usually is progressive, it has to be treated or remedied. Go to your doctor for evaluation or referral as necessary.
Highly unlikely: Most likely it is something else. Check with your lung doc.See 1 more doctor answer
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