Can pulmonary fibrosis result from viral pneumonia?

No. Generally speaking pulmonary fibrosis is not the result of viral pneumonia. Sometimes viral pneumonia can cause some scarring of the lungs that may resemble some forms of pulmonary fibrosis. There is a form of pulmonary fibrosis called cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis that sometimes may be the result of lung infections including viral pneumonia.
Yes. Pulmonary fibrosis is a very stretchy term and encompasses many different diseases but yes, viral pneumonia can give you scarring on the lungs often interpreted as pulmonary fibrosis, or cause one of the more classic forms of pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this is not too confusing!

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My nana has pulmonary fibrosis and she also just got pneumonia. Will she be okay?

Hopefully. Older patients who have pulmonary scarring (called fibrosis) may have a hard time fighting an infection in the lung like pnemonia. It depends on how far the fibrosis has progressed, if they smoke and also the germ causing the pneumonia. Talking to the doctor is the best way to start to find out how mild or serious the problem is. Needing oxygen to breathe can be a sign things are getting worse. Read more...

My husband's MRI results said ild / pulmonary fibrosis. But he's not coughing and is in good health. He had the MRI 5 yrs ago. Could it be wrong?

Weird. Pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed with ct and pulmonary function testing. Mri would be quite unusual, and five years ago? He would be in big trouble by now. Time to see a lung specialist! Read more...
Likely. Mri is not a good test to evaluate the lung for fibrosis. High resolution ct is better. , pfts may help determine if there is any pulmonary abnormality. Ild/pulmonary fibrosis if present is usually a progressive disorder. Read more...

Is anyone aware of any results using doxycycline 100 mg. Bid for 3 months for pulmonary fibrosis? Doxycycline affects matrix metaloproteinases in ipf

IPF. A key feature of IPF is the excessive deposition of extracellular matrix and basement membrane disruption that may be at least in part due to an imbalance between secreted matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors.Doxycyline, an MMP inhibitor, was observe to decrease fibrosis, inhibiting MMPs. 2 small studies done in India have favorable outcomes although not statistically significant. Read more...

What is "end stage" of pulmonary fibrosis?

Advance lung damage. End stage pulmonary fibrosis is a common term that we use when we do not feel that our medications can reverse or improve the lung damage caused by the lung fibrosis. At that point, we consider the patient for lung transplantation. Read more...
Respiratory failure. In end stage interstitial lung disease the lungs can no longer support the physiologic process of life. Death from respiratory failure is the consequence. Read more...

Can pulmonary fibrosis affect older adults?

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. Read more...
Yes... Pulmonary fibrosis refers to scarring of the lungs and it can be caused by many different disorders, some of which affect older patients. Read more...
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. Read more...
Yes. See your physician & get checked out. A chest ct will show if you have signs of pf. Read more...

What are some ways to relieve pain from pulmonary fibrosis?

NSAIDs or narcotics. Pulmonary fibrosis by itself usually does not hurt. There are no pain receptors in the lungs. What may hurt is your pleura or ribcage, which are well supplied with pain receptors. Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as Ibuprofen may help as well as narcotics which usually also dull the sensation of shortness of breath which may accompany pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps! Read more...

Are there any foods I can eat to heal my pulmonary fibrosis?

No. Unfortunately no, unlike diabetes, no foods have been shown to cause or help pulmonary fibrosis. It is a disease that causes inflammation and damage to the lungs. Read more...
No. I do not know what type of food will heal your pulmonary fibrosis. I have no knowledge of herbal medicine. Most probably you are being treated now by your pulmonologist with western traditional care. I completely agree with western traditional care. We have to treat the whole person: physical body illnesses, mind and spirit to be effective if interested l will be glad to help by calling my office. Read more...
It's chronic disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease. It could be idiopatic, or as a result of other diseases like scleroderma, lupus.... No diet can heal your disease but if you have co2 retention than food low in carbohydrates will help with lowering of your carbon dioxide. Read more...
None. That I am aware of unfortunately but good nutrition is essential when dealing with chronic medical conditions. Read more...