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Doctor insights on: Is The British Climate Be Good Or Bad For Pulmonary Fibrosis

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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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Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Unfortunately no: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although many have been tried. Currently, nac and perfenidone are in clinical trials to see if they may be helpful, but they are not cures. ...Read more

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My husband's MRI results said ild / pulmonary fibrosis. But he's not coughing and is in good health. He had the MRI 5 yrs ago. Could it be wrong?

My husband's MRI results said ild / pulmonary fibrosis. But he's not coughing and is in good health. He had the MRI 5 yrs ago. Could it be wrong?

Weird: Pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed with ct and pulmonary function testing. Mri would be quite unusual, and five years ago? He would be in big trouble by now. Time to see a lung specialist! ...Read more

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Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Does bad air affect respiratory function in people with diseases like asthma or pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes: People with chronic respiratory diseases should avoid heavily polluted air. Air quality alerts are issued for areas when there is a high concentration of pollution. These are usually reported on the local weather reports. In some instances, poor air quality can even cause chronic lung disease. For more information on this, go to the american lung association website. ...Read more

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I have had major lung issues lately along with mold growing inside my trailer. Is this bad for my pulmonary fibrosis?

Yes!!!: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www.Survivingmold.Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read more

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Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

No: The above tests are not sensitive enough. Pulmonary function tests and a high resolution ct scan of the lungs are more sensitive. If they are normal, then interstitial lung disease can be essentially ruled out. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis reduce peak flow?

Usually not.: Because the elasticity of the lung is increased, peak flow typically increases rather than decreases. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis? How long can live?

What is pulmonary fibrosis? How long can live?

Scarring: Fibrosis is scarring of the lung...Your lifespan depends on if the fibrosis spreads and how fast it may spread... This varies depending on the cause of the fibrosis. ...Read more

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What about survival in end stage of pulmonary fibrosis?

What about survival in end stage of pulmonary fibrosis?

Variable: Unfortunately, as a medical term, pulmonary fibrosis means different things to different doctors. Your doctor is in the best position to explain the situation and the likelihood of survival. ...Read more

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