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How many people a year in the us are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis?

How many people a year in the us are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis?

Large number : The incidence rate in usa is thought to be 6.8 - 16.3 per 100, 000 persons which can translate to 14000 - 30000 new diagnoses. ...Read more

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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 is the life expectancy for an 80 year old woman diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis? She was diagnosed around a month ago and is now bed bound.

Prognosis: The combination of pulmonary fibrosis and being bed bound is not favorable. Exactly how that translates to life expectancy is unknown. The patient or her advocate should discuss her prognosis with her physician as the doctor will have the best answer for you. ...Read more

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Newly diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis in 70 year old female with no other medical conditions. What should I do?

See Pulmonologist: Any patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis should be seen by a pulmonologist who can confirm the diagnosis, follow their course and offer appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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What are the prognosis when diagnosed with mild pulmonary fibrosis and tests have shown it has not progressed over a couple of years?

What are the prognosis when diagnosed with mild pulmonary fibrosis and tests have shown it has not progressed over a couple of years?

Mild disease that is: Stable is always good news. Please ask this question of your pulmonologist, since every patient is unique and your specifics need to be taken into account. ...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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I've been told I have pulmonary fibrosis. Is this copd? What is the prognosis and/or treatment? I had a stroke 7 years ago.

Different: Fibrosis is not copd, although they may exist together in some people. There are different varieties of fibrosis, so evaluation by your healthcare provider is needed to determine your prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, sometimes I have pain in the breastbone, could it be related to pf?

Not directly...: Pulmonary fibrosis does not cause pain directly but if you are coughing, the cough can lead to musculoskeletal chest wall pain. If the pain is present all the time (not just when coughing or deep breathing), see your doctor to be sure it is not cardiac pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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