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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
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US. A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications. Emotional & phys. Development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications. Morb. & mort. Factors afect emotional, cognitive behavior. ...Read more
As a carrier:
Genetic carrier testing:
more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, who could pass CF onto their children. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the defective CF gene from each parent. ...Read more
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Acording to the CF foundation: the overall birth prevalence is 1/3700. It can occur in any race, however the greatest incidence is in caucasians of northern european descent, being 1/2500. The other major groups affected are hispanics 1/13500, african americans 1/15000.
More than 10 million of us carry one part of the defective gene, but to have the disease you must have a copy from both parents. ...Read more
Myoma Fibroids?: There are many options. Hysterectomy is the definitive solution. Myomectomy, magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (mrgfus or fus) (eg, exablate® 2000), uterine artery embolizaiton, endometrial ablation are other options. There are medical options such as with hormonal therapy. A competent gynecologist should be discuss these options. ...Read more
Retroperitoneal Fibr: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease, often idiopathic, but drugs, infections malignancies, prior surgeries, radiation therapy, smoking, and asbestos exposure have been implicated.. It is characterized by the presence of inflammatory and fibrous retroperitoneal tissue that often encases the ureters & other abdominal organs. Symptoms include back or flank pain, and decreased kidney function ...Read more
On the lung?: Gosh could be quite a lot for this. If it is stable over years, cancer is MOSTLY ruled out (sometimes cancer can develop in a scar). And lung diseases such as COPD, or other causes of lung hyperinflation cause the bottom to get squished. For that matter obesity can squish them from the other direction! ...Read more
My fibrosure test came backbut for fibrosis interpretation it says see note and for necroinflammat interp it says see note, why and also says see note?
Talk with your doc: Over 95% of tests are interpretable and allow a diagnosis of fibrosis and liver activity. In less than 5% of cases, likely false positives or false negatives are highlighted. FibroTest has been validated for chronic hepatitis C,  chronic hepatitis B,  chronic hepatitis C or B with HIV co-infection,  alcoholic liver diseases (steatosis and steatohepatitis),  and non-alcoholichepatitis ...Read more
There are different types of fibrosis. Idiopathic fibrosis or ipf has no fda approved meds at present. A new drud is been use at present in clinical trials & n acetyl cysteine been used in europe (ia a cheap & natural medicine).
Other types depend on the primary cause.
Usually steroids in combinationn with cytotoxic agenmts & now monoclonal druga are very succesful. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal sodium channels, which affect a great deal of problems including the respiratory and digestive systems. It is most commonly diagnosed in infants failing to gain appropriate weight, and in children who have multiple chronic infections. ...Read more
Inherited disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that affects the cells lining the lungs, sinuses, intestines, spleen and liver. It prevents chloride ions from crossing the cell membranes properly. This can clog organ ducts. In the lungs, the extra mucus crushes the cilia and leads to more lung infections. Medications can help; in late-stage disease, lung transplantation may be life-saving. ...Read more
Depends on genes: The risk of acquiring cystic fibrosis (CF) depends on whether the parents of a child are carriers for the gene. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 americans are carriers of the CF gene. In order for a child to acquire the disease, both parents must be carriers. If both parents are carriers, there is then a 25% chance that the child will acquire the disease. ...Read more
Cystic fibrosis: CF is a genetic disease that from birth causes the body to produce a thick and sticky mucus. This mucus interferes with the ability to breath and digest food. It is life threatening, but with good management people can live into their 40s and beyond with it. ...Read more
Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read more
Autosomal recessive.: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is not sex-linked, but autosomal recessive. That means both parents can be silent carriers--totally unaware--then each passes down this recessive (inactive) gene to their child. This child develops CF because both copies of the formerly inactive gene (1 from each parent) now have no genetic "brake" (normal dominant gene) to prevent the CF gene from expressing itself. ...Read more