My husband found out that he has interstitial lung disease. What do I need to know about this disease?
ILD. This is a progressive disease. He needs to be seen by a lung specialist who can help control the progression of the disease. In some cases, it responds to medications, in others, it may even require a lung transplant.
Several types of ILD. There are many forms of interstitial lung disease which have differing treatments and long term outcomes. Please consult a lung specialist for complete work up and diagnosis so you can understand his disease and its related problems better.
Large group... Interstitial lung disease is a large group of diseases in which the lungs get filled with scarring, or cells, or fluid, or other substances. The causes are largely unknown, but sometimes they can be caused by smoking. They do have treatments, and he should ideally be followed by a lung specialist. Good luck! Read more...