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Can pulmonary fibrosis affect older adults?

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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed.
Pulmonary fibrosis could be idiopathic (unknown cause), or due to asbestosis, silicosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus (sle), sarcoidosis, certain medications, radiation and many more.

In brief: Yes

Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed.
Pulmonary fibrosis could be idiopathic (unknown cause), or due to asbestosis, silicosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus (sle), sarcoidosis, certain medications, radiation and many more.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

Pulmonary fibrosis refers to scarring of the lungs and it can be caused by many different disorders, some of which affect older patients.

In brief: Yes...

Pulmonary fibrosis refers to scarring of the lungs and it can be caused by many different disorders, some of which affect older patients.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

See your physician & get checked out.
A chest ct will show if you have signs of pf.

In brief: Yes

See your physician & get checked out.
A chest ct will show if you have signs of pf.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It could

Would refer you to our specialists at healthtaps or outside pulmonologist for correct answer and further information.
Again my practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complementary medicine.

In brief: It could

Would refer you to our specialists at healthtaps or outside pulmonologist for correct answer and further information.
Again my practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complementary medicine.
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
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