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Does exercise help my pulmonary fibrosis?

Does exercise help my pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: Exercise is an important part of the management of pulmonary fibrosis. There are specific programs known as pulmonary rehab, that incorporate exercise and oxygen therapy to help maintain your lung function. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does prednisone help people with pulmonary fibrosis and copd?

Does prednisone help people with pulmonary fibrosis and copd?

Occasionally: Corticosteroids for pulmonary fibrosis is mostly not helpful. Pts with nsip have shown a response to steroids. In COPD steroid pulses for acute worsening of function but should be weaned quickly. Long term steroids in COPD have not been beneficial. ...Read more

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I have moderate pulmonary hypertension. What treatment will help my sob besides oxygen.

I have moderate pulmonary hypertension.  What treatment will help my sob besides oxygen.

Depends : It depends on the cause of your pulmonary hypertension. There are multiple medications that are now available to treat the many causes. It would be best to see a pulmonary HTN expert in your area. You can search online to for the pah center in you area. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to scar up?

Does pulmonary fibrosis cause my lungs to scar up?

Yes...: Pulmonary fibrosis does cause lung scarring. This can be minimized with treatment including treatment aimed at the underlying cause, if possible. ...Read more

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Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

Does my blood oxygen level make a difference in how severe my pulmonary fibrosis is?

Yes...: Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs. The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Hi dr. I  had lung diseases COPD so can you suggest lung exercise which improve my disease stage.

Yes: Above all, absolutely, positively no smoking or be exposed to second hand smoke. Damage on lung parenchyma usually permanent, damage to airway mucosa improves after quiting smoking. Progression of emphysema and cardiovascular illnesses over the years significantly slows down by quiting smoking. ...Read more

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Pulmonary fibrosis and severe emphysema copd, what to do?

Pulmonary fibrosis and severe emphysema copd, what to do?

Rehab: Emphysema and pulm fibrosis may coexist in some patients. Treatment is directed at each entity including bronchodilators, oxygen and steroids. Your age puts an additional option of lung transplant for progressive disease. ...Read more

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My pulmonary doc diagnosed me with sudden death asthma. It's severe w 42% lung function what can I do to gain more function? Life is difficult.

My pulmonary doc diagnosed me with sudden death asthma. It's severe w 42% lung function what can I do to gain more function? Life is difficult.

Many things: The first person you should ask is your pulmonary doc, but besides standard treatments there are many alternatives to try. Air filters to reduce allergens, magnesium, vit c, herbs like perilla seed, ashwagandha, reishi ; cordyceps mushrooms, diet changes, stress reduction, homeopathy ; buteyko breathing exercises can all help. See http://nyti.Ms/lyrzj8 ; http://bit.Ly/1o3nphg see a holistic doc! ...Read more

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Could my COPD improve with exercise?

Could my COPD improve with exercise?

Yes: Many studies claim that exercise helps people with copd. There is a special type of rehab known as pulmonary rehab that is very helpful. I try to convince all my patients to participate in it. If possible, discuss this with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

Variant of PAH: Multiple pe associated with recurrant DVT can cause chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (cteph), a variant of pulmonary hypertension (pah). These patients often have a hypercoagulopathy. Cteph occurs more frequently than previously thought, and unlike other types of pulmonary hypertension, cteph has the potential to be cured. A v/q scan can help diagnose. ...Read more

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What does lung capacity mean and can you improve it? I am 53 with lung capacity 80%.

What does lung capacity mean and can you improve it? I am 53 with lung capacity 80%.

Lung capacity: Is essentially the volume of air that fills your lungs. Ways to increase are breathing exercises ( deep breathing, blowing up balloons, etc. ) and exercise, especially cardio. Athletes are always looking for ways to increase their lung capacities to improve performance. Lots of websites out there about it. Also, stop smoking if you do and optimize your asthma treatment if you are asthmatic. ...Read more

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How does hyperinflation affect pulmonary compliaance and distensibility?

How does hyperinflation affect pulmonary compliaance and distensibility?

Hyperinflation: Hyperinflation is a term used when there is over inflation of the lung. This may be reported on X-rays or noted on PFT's. The definition of compliance is change of volume over change in pressure. In emphysema you have high compliance/distensibility and hyperinflation. In fibrosis you have low compliance and distensibility without over inflation. ...Read more

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How much can a lung transplant help with cystic fibrosis?

How much can a lung transplant help with cystic fibrosis?

Can benefit some: Lung transplantation is an option when the medical regimen can not prevent further decline in end stage lung disease. The timing of the transplantation is important in maximizing the benefit of the transplant. The average survival at one year is around 90%, five years is approx 55% depending on the center. I hope that this helps. Prmg pediatrics/respiratory fax 858 259 9689 for ?S. ...Read more

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How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease.If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions.Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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What does cystic fibrosis do to the pulmonary system on a cellular level?

What does cystic fibrosis do to the pulmonary system on a cellular level?

Mucus & infection: The cells lining the airways don't put out enough water into the airway to make airway secretions thin enough to be coughed out. The mucus that collects clog the airways and let germs grow and thrive instead of being killed. Long-term infection damages the airways and substance of the lung. The airways and lung units gradually fill up with pus and germs and can't take in oxygen or get rid of co2. ...Read more

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I took my pro air hfa inhaler before my pulmonary function testing. Would this affect my results if I have COPD , lung damage, or other diseases ?

I took my pro air hfa inhaler before my pulmonary function testing. Would this affect my results if I have COPD , lung damage, or other diseases ?

It would...: improve reversible airway obstruction, as in asthma. Chronic obstructive lung disease, e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchotis, fibrosis, othet, has much more of a permament, irreversible, and less reversible, component to the obstruction. Drugs like proair have less of an effect. Lack of a response is one factor in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I improve my fitness with copd?

How can I improve my fitness with copd?

Conditioning: It actually depends on how severe and symptomatic your COPD is. Slow and increasing exercises have been proven to help improve the sensation of the person and recondition. The alleviation of the sense of dyspnea is the best we can do for severe copd, even with no proof of improvement of lung function. Improved lung function with the meds also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

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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