What is Bronchial fibrosis? Is it the same as Pulmonary fibrosis? What is the best treatment for Bronchial fibrosis?

Bronchial fib. Bronchial fibrosis is not a widely used term. It is used to designate asthma (air hyper-reactivity). See: http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/data/Journals/CHEST/21748/45.pdf It is a distinct entity from pulmonary fibrosis and the prognosis is considerably better because asthma is very treatable with bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs.

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My doctor diagnosed me with pulmonary fibrosis. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Controversial. There is no one definite treatment. One option is a combination of medicines to try to prevent inflammation and scar tissue build up. This is usually a steroid medicine, an immune suppressant called immuran and another agent called n-acetyl cysteine. Since this is not proven to work some patients may enroll in clinical studies and get experimental therapy. Still others may simply be monitored. Read more...
Which kind? The treatment depends on the tissue diagnosis for this disease - if it is ipf there is no current treatment outside of a clinical trial (n-acetyl cysteine was found to be harmful). For other subtypes there are treatments available that have been demonstrated to be effective (except for asbestos or silca induced lung disease). Read more...