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How Long Does A Person With Pulinary Fibrosis Live
Severity: It rally depends on the severity. Mild forms may cause minimal or no symptoms whereas severe forms are incapacitating. Discuss with your pulmonologist. ...Read more
I m too much worried abt lungs I hve read on healthforums tht LPR can lead to pulmonary fibrosis or COPD m just 30 now what to do for long term?
5-7 years: Pts with COPD who have lung transplants survive longer than pts with pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more
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 more
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
Reflux: We have to individualise patients. There is no hard and fast rule for that. ...Read more
Usually: If there is reversible air flow blockage, that would show as a decrease in peak flow that reverses when the attack is cleared. The difference between a usual and reduced peak flow will be lower in pulmonary fibrosis since the volumes of air are decreased overall. ...Read more
See below: It's a spectrum of diseases that cause a scarring of the lung. There are many causes from not knowing what causes it, to medications, dust exposure, autoimmune diseases, etc. Some of the types of fibrosis are progressive, some aren't. Some respond to treatment and some do not. ...Read more
Not good news: Pulmonary fibrosis means that the patient has developed abnormal tissue formation (fibrosis) that affects the thin membranes separating the air sacs from the blood vessels making it harder for oxygen to cross from air to the red bleed cells. This disease usually irreversible; it is critical to have an early diagnosis and be managed at an institution and by medical staff familiar with it. ...Read more
Pulmonary fibrosis: While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patients I have come across are the only ones in their family with fibrosis. I have one patient in my practice with several family members with progressive and ultimately fatal fibrosis. She has been evaluated at duke university with a genetic workup. ...Read more
Scarring: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an inflammatory process affecting lung parenchyma and resulting in loss of lung storage and resulting in low diffusin capacity and restrictive lung disease. Cardiovascular effect inckude pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. The disease is slowly progressive and unresponsive to all current therapy. Lifespan can be in months (hamman-rich) to a few years. ...Read more
Slow progression...: Pulmonary fibrosis is a slowly progressive disease. The patient gradually, usually over years, becomes increasingly short of breath and has increasing difficulty functioning. The patient has less oxygen in their blood over this time period and will eventually require supplemental oxygen. At end-stage, consideration for a lung transplant can be entertained, depending on many other factors. ...Read more
Websites to start:
Here are some links to useful places to start:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001134/
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pulmonary-fibrosis/ds00927/
http://www. Pulmonaryfibrosis. Org/about
best of luck! ...Read more
SILICA, ASBESTOS, BIRD:
Fibrosis in the lungs has many causes
1inhalation of silica dust, asbestos, grain dust, bird and animal droppings
2 radiation therapy for breast cancer
3medications like chemotherapeutic drugs and amiodarone, methotrexate, nitrofurantoin
4 secondary effect of other diseases likeinterstitial lung disease
5 idiopathic when no cause can be found
6 sarcoidosis and wegnors granulomata
7 connective tissue di. ...Read more
Next to unheard of:
Discuss with a lung doc. Nothing to worry about fibrosis. However, there are many other lung diseases at that age, including lam or hx. ...Read more
Answered earlier: Early it causes desaturation with activity. Later it causes low oxygen tension in the blood, and later it causes co2 retention. So the symptoms will be air hunger and signs will be rapid breathing. At later stages there is cyanosis to nail beds, ear lobes and tip of the nose. Later as co2 accumulates there could be changes in mental status. If the o2 not corrected, it can cause heart attack. ...Read more
Myelodysplasia...: And myelofibrosis are both diseases of the bone marrow that impair normal red and white blood cell production. Like the leukemias they occur as a result of mutations in bone marrow stem cells that occur during your lifetime. Despite a similar sounding name, pulmonary fibrosis is an unrelated disease resulting in scarred lung tissue and impaired breathing function. ...Read more
Depends on the kind: Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. Treatment depends on the kind. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf) has a poor prognosis. Pirfenidone is the only drug approved for ipf in most of the world except the us. ...Read more
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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