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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
Yes: Yes it is possible. Presentation of cystic fibrosis varies greatly, and it is possible, depending on your specific mutation (and other factors) to present at a later age. In order to prevent late diagnoses, all states now have a newborn screen in place for cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Overall 1/3700: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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