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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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What can cause pulmonary fibrosis?

What can cause pulmonary fibrosis?

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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Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Can liver problems cause pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Cirrhosis is associated with two other lung disorders which can cause similar symptoms to pulmonary fibrosis. These are called hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. These only occur if cirrhosis is present. If it goes on long enough without treatment, portopulmonary hypertension can cause permanent injury to the lung. ...Read more

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I had T.B which caused pulmonary fibrosis in my upper left lungs. will it have future implications?

I had T.B which caused pulmonary fibrosis in my upper left lungs. will it have future implications?

Depends: That depends on the severity of the scarring and the severity depends on how long the TB was present before it was treated. Ask your doctor how bad it is and ask for pulmonary function testing if more than mild. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: This is one of the theories, that persistent reflux causes damage to sensitive predispose area & cause scar & tissue destruction called fibrosispulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause pulmonary fibrosis or any lung problem?

Can LPR reflux cause pulmonary fibrosis or any lung problem?

Aspirating a lot?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Some doctors say acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis some says its not m worried had LPR since years?

Some doctors say acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis some says its not m worried had LPR since years?

Possible: Recurrent with repeat aspiration, pneumonia, scarring, gradual fibrosis, and connection with any other issues, smoking --- or other anomaly. Best to treat, and avoid the esophageal strictures and more local problems. ...Read more

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Few doc says acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis few doc says not if silent reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis wts time frame?

Dr. Ted Saha Dr. Saha
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Few doc says acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis few doc says not if silent reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis wts time frame?

GERD: Well known extraesophageal( outside of feeding tube) manifestations include asthma, laryngitis, chronic cough, aspiration pneumonia, ch bronchitis, sleep apnea, dental caries, bad breath, and hiccups. Thus, it can damage lung tissues, at least in theory in a normal person. Surgical techniques can be used in the rare pts who are refractory to medical managements. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause can acid reflux cause pulmonary fibrosis or COPD orlung cancer ?

Not usually: Acid reflux affects the esophagus and, at times, the upper respiratory passage(larynx, trachea) but i wouldn't expect pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer as complications. If you have reflux, see your md for treatment and dietary advice in order to protect your esophagus from chronic changes. ...Read more

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