Can you scuba dive with interstitial lung disease?

Review this with. Your pulmonologists. Much of you activity restrictions depends on what type of interstitial lung disease that you have and how severe it is. But an ILD diagnosis doesn't mean that you definitively can't scuba dive.
How severe? If you can engage in physical activity of the same intensity as scuba diving, there is no reason you can not engage in scuba diving. To be safe, it would be prudent to check with your doctor who knows more about your health than just what you mentioned.
Lung dz scuba diving. If your pulmonologist believes it would be safe, given your exam, history, studies, severity level, you can. Most scuba fatalities result from difficulties with judgement or physical fitness. http://www.scuba-doc.com/mdxphys.htm.

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What makes pneumonia not an interstitial lung disease?

They are different. A pneumonia is caused by an organism causing destruction of the lung tissue. Interstitial lung disease is inflammation of the lung and usually starts in the "interstitium" but later can involve other parts of the lung. But, one is felt to be an infection, while the other is more"immune" caused. The picture is of a pneumonia in the left of the picture(all the white area compared to the dark). Read more...

What is the progression of interstitial lung disease?

ILD progression. Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of disorders that affect the area of the lung that supports the alveoli. In order to give a prognosis for interstitial lung disease, you must know the specific disease causing it. This usually requires a lung biopsy. Some causes of interstitial lung disease are treatable - others are not. Read more...

What is the progression of interstitial lung disease?

Treat cause. Interstitial lung disease (ild) has many possible causes and some do not progress. For example inhaled substances, drugs, arthritis, and infectious causes can often be treated if the offending agent is identified, exposure is stopped and appropriate treatment started. Autoimmune disease causes can be treated. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, or unknown causes may progress more rapidly. Read more...
Depends on type. There are several types of interstitial lung disease and the prognosis and rate of progression of lung disease depend on the type of disorder causing it. Most of them are chronic slow to progress and may take years before significant impairment of functional status occurs. Talk to a lung specialist to get more information about your case and its prognosis. Read more...

What is the treatment for interstitial lung disease?

Unfortunately none. There is no effective treatment for interstitial lung disease that alters progression or mortality. In fact treatment has been shown to worsen survival over no treatment. That said, two treatments are currently in progress; perfenidone and n-acetyl -cysteine may have some limited role in improving outcomes, but the data is not yet complete. Read more...

Had a lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease what is some side effects?

Depends... Did you have an open lung biopsy or a biopsy via bronchoscopy? The more common is via bronchoscopy and the side effects of this include coughing up some blood, which should be small amounts and should stop after a few days. Other possible side effects include low grade fever, cough. If you are coughing significant amounts of blood, high fever or short of breath, then you need to go to the er. Read more...
Ok. Should be ok unless you cough up blood or you are short of breath. Get in touch with the lung expert who did the biopsy if you experience something new. Lung biopsies are usually very safe. Read more...

Can gerd cause interstitial lung disease? And if so are the chances of developing ILD from gerd small?

In theory, yes. Gerd can in theory cause lung problems if there is a chronic regurgitation of stomach acid that is aspirated into the lungs. This is a very rare event for a young otherwise healthy person. Read more...