Depends. A history of connective tissue dis ie lupus, scleroderma, rhematoid arthritis can increase the risk for pulm fibrosis as well as other autoimmune phenomena. Post-infection fibrosis can also develop.
Don't know. I don't know, I would refer you to our healthtaps specialists or a private pulmonologist. My line of practice is limited to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complemetary medicine. I am sorry, I could not answer your question.
Pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis can happen before age 20, it isn't common but it can happen.
Highly unlikely. Most likely it is something else. Check with your lung doc.
Newly diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis in 70 year old female with no other medical conditions. What should I do?
See a specialist. There are several different causes of pulmonary fibrosis. Depending on the cause, there may be treatments or not. There are several clinical trials underway for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/ usual interstitial pneumonitis; if this is what you have consider referal for enrollment in a trial.
See Pulmonologist. Any patient diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis should be seen by a pulmonologist who can confirm the diagnosis, follow their course and offer appropriate treatments.
R/O Pulmonary Hypert. Ipf can lead to pah and an echo and possibly a right heart cath should be considered strongly.
Depends. It depends on why you have pulmonary fibrosis. Some variants respond to therapy, and others have no known effective therapy, and others still respond to removal of the source of irritation that caused it. Your pulmonologist should help determine the kind of fibrosis you have (through history, examination, a ct scan and then possibly a biopsy of the lung) and then direct therapy.