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Is It Normal For A Feeding Tube To Be Used For Pulmonary Fibrosis
My husband is on 3l of oxygen for pulmonary fibrosis, with that his sats are 90-94%. Is that normal?
Breathlessness on exertion since 2 yrs till now many times xray pft echo done normal m worrying abt pulmonary fibrosis do I need more test if pft norm
Dyspnea: PFT can suggest but not prove "restriction" which is a characteristic of pulmonary fibrosis. Suggestive PFTs are followed up with lung volume studies and measurement of the diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO) which demonstrates the degree of impairment. I would certainly not repeat any of the above "normal" studies. A chest CT is very helpful if lung volumes and DLCO are abnormal. ...Read more
I hve breathlessness on very mild activity X-ray and pft are normal echo ECG normal, I am worrying for pulmonary fibrosis or COPD can LPR cause breat?
None: There is no herbal therapy that is effective for this very serious issue. ...Read more
Few doc says acid reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis few doc says not if silent reflux can cause pulmonary fibrosis wts time frame?
GERD: Well known extraesophageal( outside of feeding tube) manifestations include asthma, laryngitis, chronic cough, aspiration pneumonia, ch bronchitis, sleep apnea, dental caries, bad breath, and hiccups. Thus, it can damage lung tissues, at least in theory in a normal person. Surgical techniques can be used in the rare pts who are refractory to medical managements. ...Read more
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