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Oxygen Therapy Pulmonary Fibrosis
Please explain the pain from pulmonary fibrosis, I do neuromuscular massage therapy and they will be my new client. ?
Usually painless: Pulmonary fibrosis describes scarring of lung tissue. It cause shortness of breath, easy fatigue, sometimes weight loss, but is not in itself painful. If oxygen levels get too low it's possible that muscles might be more painful with use. I don't know of any reason why massage couldn't be done. Some patients may not be able to breathe comfortably lying flat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is on 3l of oxygen for pulmonary fibrosis, with that his sats are 90-94%. Is that normal?
Depends on level: If your oxygen level, on room air, is over 90% at rest and with walking, you won't need oxygen. In fact, you won't even qualify for oxygen therapy at home until your level goes down to 88%. Thus, simply having that diagnosis of ipf doesn't necessarily mean you will need oxygen. Now, many people with ipf do need oxygen, but it doesn't necessarily need so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I have severe pulmonary fibrosis and COPD on 24hr oxygen live at 5200ft. Should i move ?
I was told I have pulmonary fibrosis severe and COPD on 24hr oxygen. I live at 5200ft, should I move to 970ft?
Yes...: Pulmonary fibrosis causes scarring in the lungs. The more severe it is, the lower the oxygen level will be over time. It takes quite a bit of scarring to actually lower your oxygen level and your oxygen level should be monitored over time with pulse ox and/or abg analysis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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