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Could You Get Pulmonary Fibrosis From Breathing Metal Dust
What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
I had xray 2 times this year i hve trouble breathing on exertion does pulmonary fibrosis comes on xray?
Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.
Unknown: At this time it is not known how pulmonary fibrosis occurs. It seems as if it is abnormal healing of the lungs resulting in an overgrowth of "scar tissue" from cells in the body known as fibroblasts. Approximately 1-2% of all fibrosis patients have familial pulmonary fibrosis (genetic cause) so it is rare to have other patients with the illness in your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on why you have pulmonary fibrosis. Some variants respond to therapy, and others have no known effective therapy, and others still respond to removal of the source of irritation that caused it. Your pulmonologist should help determine the kind of fibrosis you have (through history, examination, a ct scan and then possibly a biopsy of the lung) and then direct therapy. ...Read more
I have gerd and I get microaspiration after meals is it likely I'm going to get pulmonary fibrosis by 40?
Pulmonary fibrosis: Pulmonary fibrosis can be of unknown cause or occur from inflammatory processes that have occurred in the lungs. I don't think that chronic gerd is a cause of true pulmonary fibrosis in the absence of recurrent bronchopneumonia. I think you should be under the care of a gastroenterologist in view of gerd to prevent esophageal damage,chronic cough for example. ...Read more
Yes: As the disease progreses air exchange is lessenend you would feel short of breath. In addition pressure at the pulmonary vasculature increases a commonly used agent is Revatio which is sildefanil (viagra) used for erectile dysfuction. . Decreses pulmonary vessel pressure. Avoidance of smoke and other inhaled irritants is paramount ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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