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Doctor insights on: Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Interstitial Lung Disease

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Please suggest a homeopathic medicine for my mother suffering from interstitial lung disease.?

Please suggest a homeopathic medicine for my mother suffering from interstitial lung disease.?

Individualized: Homeopaths treat the whole person, not specific diagnoses. Homeopathy is highly individualized, so 5 people with interstitial lung disease would likely require 5 different medicines. I advise your mother see a professional homeopath: http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy. Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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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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What are some interstitial lung disease treatment?

What are some interstitial lung disease treatment?

None: Some studies are looking at perfenidone and n-acetyl-cysteine as treatment, but neither is likely to have substantial impact on mortality or possibility of cure. Only supplemental oxygen is currently available. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for interstitial lung disease?

Unfortunately none: There is no effective treatment for interstitial lung disease that alters progression or mortality. In fact treatment has been shown to worsen survival over no treatment. That said, two treatments are currently in progress; perfenidone and n-acetyl -cysteine may have some limited role in improving outcomes, but the data is not yet complete. ...Read more

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What is standard interstitial lung disease treatment?

What is standard interstitial lung disease treatment?

Depends on state: If there is active inflammation going on steroids and antiinflammatories are used. As the inflammation burns out, there is fibrosis and oxygen may be necessary. Eventually in severe cases and in rapidly deteriorating lungs, lungs transplantation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Which hospital handles the treatment of interstitial lung disease?

Lung disease hospita: Generally speaking in the hospital with a good pulmonary medicine department should be able to treat interstitial lung disease. There are some specialty hospitals that focus on this. Most notably is National Jewish medical center in Denver Colorado. ...Read more

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

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 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 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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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 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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Is interstitial lung disease an allergic or immune problem?

Is interstitial lung disease an allergic or immune problem?

Depends on the type : Interstitial lung disease is a generalized term used to describe multiple diseases that affect the interstitial tissue (the lung tissue among the airways). Some of them can be related to immune problem esp., if the patient has autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus etc. Some of them related to allergy and the others are idiopathic (we do not know what causing the disease). ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is interstitial lung disease?

Interstitium: Is that area between the walls of the air sacs or alveoli. Oxygen diffuses from the air sacs to the blood vessels located in the interstitial area. Ild is the presence of inflammation in that area making the distance for diffusion of the oxygen farther for the traveling or flowing blood to pick up. If the inflammation causes scarring it is pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

What does it mean to have interstitial lung disease? Is it curable?

Many causes: Interstitial lung disease is a thickening of the skeleton structure that supports airsacs (alveoli) in the lungs. There are many causes of interstitial lung disease (rheumatic illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, radiation damage, infection). It is not possible to say whether the disease is curable because interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term that covers many diseases. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for interstitial lung disease (ild) with microaspiration?

More info: Micro aspiration is not a feature of interstitial lung disease. Ild includes different types of lung inflammation, some respond to treatment, some do not. Some are relentlessly progressive others go into dormancy. ...Read more

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What is best to treat of interstitial lung disease & fibrosis?

What is best to treat of interstitial lung disease & fibrosis?

Depends: The etiology if fumes or toxins avoidance. If secondary to collagen vascular disease or others then treat primary condition. In these cass steroids & cytotoxic drugs help or controls the condition
but if idiopsthic fibrosis occurs then at present no fda approved drug exists.

A study drug is currently been in the works & ifd a natural substance then use nac & a high anti oxidant diet. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for interstitial lung disease?

IPF treatment: Steroids and nac do not work as by a recent not yet published randomized study.
Pirfenidone is approved in japan and germany, at around $80, 000 every year. It stops deterioration in about 1/3 of treated patients but no improvement. I would not use it because the benefits are small. But I do have several patients who buy it overseas. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between interstitial lung disease and fibrosis?

Is there any relation between interstitial lung disease and fibrosis?

Lung disease: Both these terms can be used interchangeably indicating fibrotic lung disease ...Read more

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Can you scuba dive with interstitial lung disease?

Review this with: Your pulmonologists. Much of you activity restrictions depends on what type of interstitial lung disease that you have and how severe it is. But an ILD diagnosis doesn't mean that you definitively can't scuba dive. ...Read more

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Reason for high fever in interstitial lung disease patients?

Reason for high fever in interstitial lung disease patients?

Pneumonia: High fever is suggestive of pneumonia needs work up for fever. ...Read more

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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 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 diseases. If this is confusing... ...Read more

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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?

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 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 website: 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 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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Can I get easy to understand explanation regarding interstitial lung disease?

Interstitial: It means the area between the alveoli. That includes the blood vessels and the basement membranes, etc, anything not part of the alveoli itself. When there is an inflammation, it occurs in that area. The fibrocytes, part of the inflammatory reaction lay down fibers(scar), it thickens that area making the distance between the wall of the alveoli and the blood vessel farther, diffusion is impaired. ...Read more

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