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Are There Any Homeopathic Remedies For Pulmonary Fibrosis
No: Numerous drugs and homeopath therapy have been tried in pulmonary fibrosis. No therapy to date has positively impacted survival from this disease. ...Read more
Sorry: True hamman-rich pulmonary fibrosis is refractory to treatment, and if some chinese herb worked, the research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up immediately. "chinese herbs" are unregulated, often not what they're supposed to be, and some are deadly poisons that have produced epidemics of liver failure. I'm sorry about your lung disease but don't make it worse. ...Read more
No good treatemtns:
Unfortunately, there are no good, effective treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Many have been tried, such as steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and a drug called mucomyst, (acetylcysteine) but the studies done have not shown significant efficacy.
Treatment is mainly supportive. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why you have pulmonary fibrosis. Some variants respond to therapy, and others have no known effective therapy, and others still respond to removal of the source of irritation that caused it. Your pulmonologist should help determine the kind of fibrosis you have (through history, examination, a ct scan and then possibly a biopsy of the lung) and then direct therapy. ...Read more
None effective: Unfortunately there are no effective treatments for ipf. Currently n-acetyl cysteine and perfenidone are being studied, but at this time no effective treatment has been found. ...Read more
There aren't many...:
Unfortunately, there are not many treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that have been shown to work. Mainly, the focus is on comfort and symptom management.
Sometimes, oxygen can be of benefit. I would also get him evaluated for pulmonary rehab. Although there is no cure, there are many people who can live a long time with ipf. It depends on how bad it is. He should def. See a lung doc. ...Read more
What is Bronchial fibrosis? Is it the same as Pulmonary fibrosis? What is the best treatment for Bronchial fibrosis?
Bronchial fib: Bronchial fibrosis is not a widely used term. It is used to designate asthma (air hyper-reactivity). See: http://journal. Publications. Chestnet. Org/data/Journals/CHEST/21748/45.pdf It is a distinct entity from pulmonary fibrosis and the prognosis is considerably better because asthma is very treatable with bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more
None: There is no herbal therapy that is effective for this very serious issue. ...Read more
Which kind?: The treatment depends on the tissue diagnosis for this disease - if it is ipf there is no current treatment outside of a clinical trial (n-acetyl cysteine was found to be harmful). For other subtypes there are treatments available that have been demonstrated to be effective (except for asbestos or silca induced lung disease). ...Read more
I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.
Different: Fibrosis is not copd, although they may exist together in some people. There are different varieties of fibrosis, so evaluation by your healthcare provider is needed to determine your prognosis and treatment. ...Read more
Person (65 years old) suffers from sever cough and difficult in breath. Doctors said its pulmonary fibrosis? Please what's drug or treatment to him?
I have pulmonary fibrosis stage 2, I am about to start methotrexate with the prednisone. Do you expect the fatigue to lessen after treatment?
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. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how much fibrosis there is present and what the underlying cause of the pulmonary fibrosis is. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Most likely it is something else.
Check with your lung doc. ...Read more
Lung condition: Ipf is a dangerous condition where scar tissue replaces normal lung tissue choking off normal air units and causing breathlessness. It is a progressive disease with no effective treatment at present. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: Both are different disease or conditions. Rarely may occur together. Generally not together in one person. ...Read more