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Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Varies..,: The progression of interstitial lung disease is usually slow, over years, but it can vary depending on the underlying cause, if it is known. Avoid smoking at all costs and quit immediately if you do smoke. Follow your doctor's advice, including considering pulmonary rehab. If it progresses to end-stage, consideration of lung transplant can be made at that time. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Interstitial lung disease. What is this?

Interstitial lung disease. What is this?

Connective tissue: The lung has interstital tissue which connects and hold the lungs together like a net. The bronchial tubes connect to the air sacs. Oxygen must pass through the bronchial tubes, air sacs and interstitium to oxygenate the blood. In ild the insterstitum becomes inflamed and scarred due to inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, infection, cancer, or unknown -- can lead to decreased oxygen level. ...Read more

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Whats example of interstitial lung disease?

Whats example of interstitial lung disease?

More than 100: Ilds can be idiopathic, aproximately 16; drug induced:41; occupational: >70 and acute noninfectious: 7. ...Read more

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What is cure on interstitial lung disease (ild)?

What is cure on interstitial lung disease (ild)?

Steroids: Usually if steroids work, then you are in luck. Otherwise there is no cure. You can consider lung transplant if condition severe enough. ...Read more

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Is chronic interstitial lung disease? Reversible?

Is chronic interstitial lung disease? Reversible?

No: It is a progressive disease with no known effective treatment to reverse the process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Many diseases: Interstitial lung disease (ild) is a term used to describe many different diseases that affect the lung tissue, or alveolar spaces (as opposed to the airways, like asthma and bronchitis). These diseases have literally dozens of causes, and nearly as many names. By far the most common is "pulmonary fibrosis", itself a name for what is probably many different diseases. If this is confusing... ...Read more

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What can be done about interstitial lung disease?

What can be done  about interstitial lung disease?

Not much: Make sure you have a definitive diagnosis, as interstitial lung disease may mimic many other problems that are easily treatable, and there are also several kinds of interstitial lung diseases with very different prognoses. You need a god pulmonologist who specializes in the above. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of interstitial lung disease?

What are the symptoms of interstitial lung disease?

Shortness of breath : Typically, interstitial lung disease causes shortness of breath. It can also cause low oxygen, weakness, fatigue, cough, wheezing. Or, it can cause no symptoms at all. There are numerous causes for this disorder, and some can be treated adequately. So, if you think you have ild, it is important to get checked out right away. ...Read more

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How quickly does interstitial lung disease progress?

How quickly does interstitial lung disease progress?

Variable: One of the curious things about interstitial lung disease is its variability. In the worst cases the fibrosis can progress over just a few months. For most people it progresses over several years. In some cases it is quiet for long periods of time with intermittent worsening episodes that cause progression. While no current treatment slows the disease, much research is being done. ...Read more

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I would like to know about interstitial lung disease?

I would like to know about interstitial lung disease?

ILD: Is a process happening in the interstitial tissues or the tissues between the airs acs and outside the tubing of the blood vessels coursing through. This inflammation can worsen and can lead to pulmonary fibrosis wherein the transfer of o2 from the air sac to the blood vessels is compromised and later the release of co2 from the blood vessels to the air sacs to be breathed out--a simplistic pictur. ...Read more

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What symptoms would suggest interstitial lung disease?

Depends: Mainly shortness of breath, less exercise tolerance, chronic dry cough and weakness. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of interstitial lung disease?

What are the main symptoms of interstitial lung disease?

Low oxygen: Co2 diffuses faster than o2 and the early findings in interstitial lung diseases is dyspnea on exertion and proven by desaturation with exercise or even walking. The work up then starts from there. It could mimic pulmonary hypertension in manifestations. ...Read more

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What research is being done in interstitial lung disease?

What research is being done in interstitial lung disease?

ILD research: Interstitial lung disease is a general term for a group of disorders that affect the area of the lung that supports our alveoli - or air sacks. There are many causes some of which are described on wikipedia (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/interstitial_lung_disease). You can find out what clinical trials are being done by searching this web site: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated interstitial lung disease?

Shortness of breath : Typically, interstitial lung disease causes shortness of breath. It can also cause low oxygen, weakness, fatigue, cough, wheezing. Or, it can cause no symptoms at all. There are numerous causes for this disorder, and some can be treated adequately. So, if you think you have ild, it is important to get checked out right away. ...Read more

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What remedies for interstitial lung disease can I try at home?

Limited: A drug called n-acetyl cysteine in doses of 200 mg three times daily may be of benefit, but has not been validated in large studies. Supplemental oxygen may be helpful for patients already low in oxygen saturation. Getting an oximeter from walgreens or rei may help determine your oxygen level. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with interstitial lung disease?

What are the symptoms associated with interstitial lung disease?

Variety: Mainly breathlessness (shortness of breath with exertion/activity). Some patients can also develop swelling of their fingernails known as clubbing (see photo). ...Read more

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Does anyone know just wha bilaterial interstitial lung disease is?

Does anyone know just wha bilaterial interstitial lung disease is?

Lung scarring: Interstitial lung disease comprises several disorders that affect the connective tissue of the lungs and results in loss of surface area where air can interact with blood. Some cases are associated with auto immune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but many have no known cause and are relentlessly progressive without effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Interstitial lung disease?

What is the definition or description of: Interstitial lung disease?

See below: These are a group of diseases of the lung tissue that are caused from some type of insult, such as smoking, medications, auto-immune disease. They can be idiopathic as well. Some respond by removing the offending issue, such as stopping a medication. Some really have no known cure. ...Read more

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

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Is there any research in the field of children's interstitial lung disease?

Check resources: This group of rare childhood interstitial lung diseases encompasses many different conditions. Go to http://www.Nih.Gov/health/clinicaltrials/findingatrial.Htm or http://www.Child-foundation.Com/ for more info or to contact a researcher in this field. ...Read more

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