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What is the treatment for interstitial lung disease?

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

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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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 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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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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What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

What's the cure for interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis?

None unfortunately: So far there is no effective treatment or cure for interstitial lung disease. In some cases where it is due to hypersensitivity to some inhaled antigen, steroid treatment may help, but otherwise there is no treatment of benefit. ...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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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

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Interstitial Lung Disease (Definition)

Interstitial lung disease is a term used to describe any lung disease that damages the tissue surrounding the small air sacs of the lung. It can be caused by inhaled particles such as asbestos, or may be a toxic reaction to certain medications. It ...Read more


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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more