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Doctor insights on: Bibasilar Interstitial Fibrosis

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What is interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and how can it be treated?

Depends on the Dx: Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf)" on the other hand is a specific diagnosis with no known good treatment. ...Read more

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What is best to treat of interstitial lung disease & fibrosis?

What is best  to treat of interstitial lung disease & 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 more

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What is very rare, small foci of dense interstitial fibrosis on the heart?

What is very rare, small foci of dense interstitial fibrosis on the heart?

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 more

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Tell me about interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

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

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What cab be done for interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

What cab be done for  interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

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

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What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

None unfortunately: So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antigen, steroid treatment may help, but otherwise there is no treatment of benefit. ...Read more

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42 & female. Bibasilar pul fibrosis by CT scan 11/2010. Er doctor didn't seem concerned. Reading on this & is this fatal?

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