Do my lungs feel heavy because of pulmonary fibrosis?

Not necessarily . Feeling heavy can be a result of any of multiple conditions. It warrants further attention to the cardiopulmonary system, but pulmonary fibrosis is not necessarily the answer.
It is possible. If you have been diagnosed with ipf, you may feel that your breathing is tight and is difficult at times to take deep breath. This is part of the disease.
Don't know. I would refer you to our healthtaps specialist or a private pulmonolgist to answer your questions. My line of practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complementary medicine. I am sorry, i could not answer your question.

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What are the effects of pulmonary fibrosis on the lungs?

Pulmonary fibrosis . Results in scarring of lung tissue and manifests as shortness of breath. Read more...
Lung Stiffness. Fibrosis or "scaring" of the lungs causes the lungs to be very stiff. Thus, it becomes difficult for the patient to be able to take deep breaths. Over time, the fibrosis continues to advance causing the patient more dyspnea and need for oxygen. Read more...

I have pulmonary fibrosis, cause as yet undetermined (never smoked). Please comment on the safety of putting nebulized DMSO into the lungs.

Not safe. I would advise you not to put any such chemical into your lungs. I do not know of any good medical/scientifically valid data that supports such a use for dmso. You could actually make matters worse by putting any foreign body/chemicals into your lung. So play it safe. Read more...
Pulmonary Fibrosis. I know how tough the diagnosis is. It is frustrating because whatever treatments we thought intuitively would work did not, and in fact some worsened the condition. In this case, worse condition robs you of breath. Dmso is a radical scavenger. No one knows if it would carry stuff from the nebulizer tubing to your lungs or even trigger a flare of your pulm fibrosis: i would not advise that at all. Read more...

Is black lung the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

No. Black lung disease also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis is one the causes of pulmonary fibrosis. Read more...
No. Black lung refers to a lung process related to coal-mining. It can result in lung scarring and rarely massive fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is an auto immune inflammatory process causing scarring and fibrosis in the lung. Most black lung disease is likely related to smoking while working in coal mines. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disorder with a worse prognosis than black lung. Read more...

Is intersitial lung disease the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

Pretty much. These two terms overlap. There are many different classifications of interstitial lung diseases, some of which are called pulmonary fibrosis and again there are several different kinds. They all have different prognoses, consult your doctor. Read more...

If you have pulmonary fibrosis, will your lung ever heal?

Maybe . There are reversible and irreversible types of fibrosis. A patient with pulmonary fibrosis needs evaluation by a pulmonologist. Read more...