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What Are The Benefits Of Having Oral Acetylcysteine In Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis: There is one type of pulmonary fibrosis (aka interstitial lung disease) known as uip(usual interstitial pneumonia) of which there have been some trials done with n-acetylcysteine(nac). It is thought that it may slow down the inflammatory process associated with uip. To date, there have not been convincing studies to suggest this. That being said, we do use it because the side effects are minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pulmonary fibrosis from smoking I've smoked since age 11, are there any psychotropic meds that can benefit the lungs?
Not to my knowledge: To my knowledge, psychotropic medications (for depression, bipolar mania, etc.) have no effect on lung function. They are designed to affect the nerve cells / in the central nervous system, & can have neurologic side effects that then affect other parts of the body (dry mouth, etc). There may be individual drugs with adverse lung effects, but nothing benefits. I feel for you: IPF is a tough diseas ...Read more
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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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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