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End Life Symptoms Pulmonary Fibrosis
Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of the person affected. Although sure that all factors taken into consideration would reduce the overall live-expectancy over those without this condition, each individual is different. We all die of something. ...Read more
Pulmonary rehab: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, copd, with lupus,scleroderma,many complications. how long can you live with these lung issues?
MCTD: You mentioned you have scleroderma and SLE. You need to be seen by a lung doc if you have not seen one already. You conditions need a multi disciplinary approach with a rheumatologist/ pulmonary doc/ and a cardiologist. Most large teaching hospital have docs that have exp with such complex issues and may be your best bet. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the average life expectancy after a double lung transplant if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
It depends: The transplant center will evaluate whether based on their transplantation survival statistics and your clinical disease severity, whether the benefits outweigh the risks. The allocated organs are received first by the patients who are the most severe, and most likely to benefit from an organ transplantation. Transplantation centers will have information on this for you. I hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable: Interstitlal lung disease (ild) is actually not just one disease. It is the result of literally dozens of problems that can cause irreversible scarring. The scarring can lead to severe difficulty breathing and eventually respiratory failure. Some forms of ild are very indolent and do not progress. Some are relentlessly progressive and lead to death within a couple years. See an expert. ...Read more
Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more
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