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Is Methrotrexate A Causative Factor For Pulmonary Fibrosis
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
I have pulmonary fibrosis stage 2, I am about to start methotrexate with the prednisone. Do you expect the fatigue to lessen after treatment?
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
Yes: Pulmonary fibrosis causes the inner latticework of the lungs to thicken. Given that this latticework supports oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, and that exchange is dependent on the thinness of the transport membrane, pulmonary fibrosis makes the lungs work less efficiently, leading to shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Cirrhosis is associated with two other lung disorders which can cause similar symptoms to pulmonary fibrosis. These are called hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. These only occur if cirrhosis is present. If it goes on long enough without treatment, portopulmonary hypertension can cause permanent injury to the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux: We have to individualise patients . There is no hard and fast rule for that. ...Read more
At the very end: At the end stages of pulmonary fibrosis, it can cause elevated blood pressure in the lungs, which can affect the heart. Also, the lack of oxygen from the fibrosis can also affect the heart. But, again, this occurs in the very end stages of the disease, usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pulmonary fibrosis, cause as yet undetermined (never smoked). Please comment on the safety of putting nebulized DMSO into the lungs.
Not safe: I would advise you not to put any such chemical into your lungs. I do not know of any good medical/scientifically valid data that supports such a use for dmso. You could actually make matters worse by putting any foreign body/chemicals into your lung. So play it safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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