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Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.

Father suffering from pulmonary fibrosis having cough and short breathing during cough. Is there any medication for pulmonary fibros.

Unfortunately no: In europe, perferidone has been approved, but the fda did not approve the medication in the usa with the same data. Thus, physicians try to treat the symptoms and at times try immunosuppressive medications to help our patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood sometimes?

Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood sometimes?

Not usually...: Hemoptysis, coughing blood, is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation. The most common etiology is bronchitis but it can also indicate the presence of malignancy. Uncomplicated pulmonary fibrosis does not usually result in hemoptysis. Get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood occasionally?

Do people with pulmonary fibrosis cough up blood occasionally?

Not really...: Coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is a serious symptom which always requires an evaluation by a doctor. Possible causes include bronchitis, which is the usual reason for hemoptysis, but malignancy can also cause hemoptysis which is why an evaluation asap is crucial. If you are also short of breath, go to the nearest er today! ...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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Mild pulmonary fibrosis and oesophageal thickening..... prognosis? Coughing non stop for 7months already

Mild pulmonary fibrosis and oesophageal thickening..... prognosis? Coughing non stop for 7months already

Coughing: You have cilia in the chest that moves bacteria out. When the cilia fail, then coughing takes over. Try to restore cilia action see www.grossaninstitute. com Humming, green tea with lemon, Hydro Pulse Nasal/ Irrigation, etc help cilia function. Let us know how that works. ...Read more

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Kindly guide me how to handle idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed in my mom. She is suffering from dry cough now, and feels fatigued while walk .

Kindly guide me how to handle idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed in my mom. She is suffering from dry cough now, and feels fatigued while walk .

Help is available: The coalition for pulmonary fibrosis can provide guidance, education and support for families and patients dealing with pulmonary fibrosis. There website is: http://www.Coalitionforpf.Org/ this is a challenging diagnosis--you are not alone. ...Read more

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Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this under control without a hospital stay?

Today i'm having more productive cough due to the pulmonary fibrosis which was caused by the lung radiation. Can you help me in getting this  under control without a hospital stay?

Call your doctor: If this is really purely due to the radiation pneumonitis, Prednisone may help (as outpatient). You would want to be sure there is no concomitant infection or any other problem. Your doctor should be able to help you with this. ...Read more

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I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

I have SLE Lupus and pulmonary fibrosis. Is there a way to get rid of the cough. I use oxygen, take prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) antimalarial meds.

Could not help much: I am sorry to tell unfortunately ,with the SLE and pulm. fibrosis bec. of the lung scarring you have this cough which couldn't be helped much . Supressing cough with medicines like codeine linctus help in heart failure patients ,but in ur case ,should not precipitate infections by suppressing cough. If you are on medicatio like lisinopril for HTN/kidney dz from lupus , it can also contribute ...Read more

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Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

Does coughing often mean I could have pulmonary fibrosis?

No: Doctors have a saying, "if you are standing on a plain in colorado and you hear hoof beats, dont turn around expecting to see zebras." there are so many other conditions which are more common that i would suspect to cause a cough. Infections like colds and bronchitis when coughing for a week to a month. Asthma or chronic bronchitis when months to years. Others can be found with xrays etc. ...Read more

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My husband is 83 and has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis - now weak, losing weight, on ox, coughs sputum. The prognosis is vague. Can you help?

My husband is 83 and has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis - now weak, losing weight, on ox, coughs sputum.  The prognosis is vague.  Can you help?

Discuss with your MD: For specific prognosis should discuss with your doctor. In general pulmonary fibrosis is is progressive and slowly get worse. Unfortunately there is no cure and not even very good specific treatments, but there are trials of new drugs that some patients may be eligible for. There is still a role to treat complications like infection/ pneumonia to feel better. Talk to your md for help. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis?

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

Scar tissue: The short version is scar tissue caused by inflammation in the lung. There are many different causes and subtypes though making it pretty complicated. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis?

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

See below: It's a spectrum of diseases that cause a scarring of the lung. There are many causes from not knowing what causes it, to medications, dust exposure, autoimmune diseases, etc. Some of the types of fibrosis are progressive, some aren't. Some respond to treatment and some do not. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis terminal?

Not good news: Pulmonary fibrosis means that the patient has developed abnormal tissue formation (fibrosis) that affects the thin membranes separating the air sacs from the blood vessels making it harder for oxygen to cross from air to the red bleed cells. This disease usually irreversible; it is critical to have an early diagnosis and be managed at an institution and by medical staff familiar with it. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis be cured?

Can pulmonary fibrosis be cured?

No and Yes: At this time the only curative intervention for pulmonary fibrosis is lung transplantation. There are no medications that have been proven to cure the disease. Some medicines may help (such as steroids, n-acetylcysteine and pirfenidone) slow the disease however. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary fibrosis inherited?

Is pulmonary fibrosis inherited?

Pulmonary fibrosis: While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patients I have come across are the only ones in their family with fibrosis. I have one patient in my practice with several family members with progressive and ultimately fatal fibrosis. She has been evaluated at duke university with a genetic workup. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis like?

What is pulmonary fibrosis like?

Scarring: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an inflammatory process affecting lung parenchyma and resulting in loss of lung storage and resulting in low diffusin capacity and restrictive lung disease. Cardiovascular effect inckude pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. The disease is slowly progressive and unresponsive to all current therapy. Lifespan can be in months(hamman-rich) to a few years. ...Read more

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How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?

Depends...: It really depends on the type. If you're talking about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, there's a new drug called pirfenidone. It slows the progression but it isn't curative. ...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

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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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more