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Is intersitial lung disease the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

Is intersitial lung disease the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

Confusion: Interstitial lung disease (ild) causes lung damage which is referred to as pulmonary fibrosis. There is a form of ild that is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

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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Which is a more dangerous disease: pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary fibrosis?

Which is a more dangerous disease: pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary fibrosis?

PH versus PF: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) and pulmonary fibrosis (pf) are both serious conditions. When ph and pf occur together, survival is reduced further. ...Read more

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Is it true that the disease won't spread to the other lung if only one part has pulmonary fibrosis?

Is it true that the disease won't spread to the other lung if only one part has pulmonary fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis: This is not true, pulmonary fibrosis can effect parts of either or both lungs and does not have to follow any particular pattern in time or region of the lungs. ...Read more

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What cab be done for interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

What cab be done for  interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Not much: Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not provided much improvement. Oxygen and exercise while awaiting lung transplant is a current management option. The mortality of ipf is on the order of less than 5 yr after dx. ...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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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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Tell me about interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Tell me about interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Same: Ipf is one form of ild. It refers to disorders of the interstitium of he lung vs. Diseases that effect the bronchi, or alveolar spaces. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Similiar: Interstitial lung disease is an "umbrella" term for many diseases; one of these disease is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or ipf. ...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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What can cause pulmonary fibrosis?

What can cause pulmonary fibrosis?

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

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How does pulmonary fibrosis affect a person?

Difficulty breathing: It can lead to restrictive lung pattern with progressive worsening of dyspnea with pulmonary hypertension and secondary right sided heart failure. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do you have for pulmonary fibrosis?

Shortness of Breath: Mainly, patients with pulmonary fibrosis have shortness of breath. Some can get low oxygen levels. Others can also have an unrelenting cough. The thing is, however, this greatly depends on how severe the pulmonary fibrosis (or scarring) is.

If you have only mild scarring, you can have no symptoms at all. The best way to find out how much it has affected you is to do a lung function test. ...Read more

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What symptoms can you have for pulmonary fibrosis?

What symptoms can you have for pulmonary fibrosis?

Shortness of breath: Could be slowly progressive. Cough, short of breath, dyspnea to effort among the common ones. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis come and go randomly?

Of course: Symptoms can always get better and worse.
Symptoms will vary depending on multiple factors. It does not mean the pulmonary fibrosis is getting better or worse, but how the other organs in your body react to the situations of the day. ...Read more

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What is the longest someone lives with pulmonary fibrosis?

Depends : It really depends on how much fibrosis there is present and what the underlying cause of the pulmonary fibrosis is. ...Read more

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What types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

No effective Rx: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although Prednisone (steroids) are often used. Multiple other medications have been used, but none has been proven to affect this condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pulmonary fibrosis?

Depends....: There are many types of "pulmonary fibrosis". They all typically involve scarring of the lung tissue. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm suffering from pulmonary fibrosis ?

Pulmonary fibrosis: All depends on severity of the illness and etiologies. Healthy lifestyle with exercise. Need to monitor disease for progression. Important is to seek expert opinion and follow up. ...Read more

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I think i may have pulmonary fibrosis and i'm only 19, can you help me?

I think i may have pulmonary fibrosis and i'm only 19, can you help me?

Go get evaluation: Yes, it can happen due to some causes. It should be obvious is some imaging procedures. Since it can and usually is progressive, it has to be treated or remedied. Go to your doctor for evaluation or referral as necessary. ...Read more

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What's the youngest age a person can have pulmonary fibrosis (18y?, 25y?, etc...)?

Any: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disase that can diagnosed at birth. Many children are diagnosed before age 1 or when they are born. The disease can also be diagnosed much later in life as well (usually milder forms). ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis ever fatal?

Yes: Unfortunately idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal disease. The two year mean (average) survival is only 50 percent (similar to some cancers) and treatment options are limited. The only definitive cure is lung transplant. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Lung condition: Ipf is a dangerous condition where scar tissue replaces normal lung tissue choking off normal air units and causing breathlessness. It is a progressive disease with no effective treatment at present. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent pulmonary fibrosis?

NO SMOKING: Avoiding tobacco , avoiding toxic lung injury exposures including certain occupations. Also regular exercise and diet. Unfortunately the most common cause of pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic or familial about which you can do very little. ...Read more

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Can idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis be treated?

Pirfenidone: Not approve in the us, yet

approved in europe and japan

but not very powerful, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis related to fibromyalgia?

Is pulmonary fibrosis related to fibromyalgia?

No: Pulmonary fibrosis leads to fibrosis of lungs. It can be from many causes. It leads to decrease in gaseous exchange and pt. May feel short of breath. Fibromyalgia is currently described as chronic pain, almost all over the body . Tender points are not used any more for diagnostic purposes. Fibromyalgia may be effected by mood changes, decreased sleep. They are totally different from each other. ...Read more

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