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Bibasilar Interstitial Fibrosis
Depends on the cause: There are different causes of ild. Depending on what is the type of lung damage, there may be different treatments. You need to be seen by someone who works on ild. You are close to one of the best ild programs in the world. If you can, i would go and ask them for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It sounds like...: .. you are quoting an imaging report. These words essentially mean "scar." The most common cause of myocardial/heart scar is occlusion of a blood vessel supplying that part of the heart..a heart attack. Ongoing ischemia (lack of blood supply) of heart muscle, heart enlargement or dilation and perhaps hypertension are associated with fibrosis, too. Your cardiologist will explain and advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: Ipf is one form of ild. It refers to disorders of the interstitium of he lung vs. Diseases that effect the bronchi, or alveolar spaces. ...Read more
Not much: Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not provided much improvement. Oxygen and exercise while awaiting lung transplant is a current management option. The mortality of ipf is on the order of less than 5 yr after dx. ...Read more
42 & female. Bibasilar pul fibrosis by CT scan 11/2010. Er doctor didn't seem concerned. Reading on this & is this fatal?
More info: I would start by seeing a doctor who gives more information. You probably need to have more testing before deciding how much to worry and how it needs to be treated. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with Interstitial lung disease and post inflamatory pulmonary fibrosis. o2s are 94-98% when awake and 88-89% when sleeping. should I be using oxygen when sleeping? prognosis?
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