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What is best to treat of interstitial lung disease & fibrosis?

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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Depends on the cause

There are different causes of ild.
Depending on what is the type of lung damage, there may be different treatments. You need to be seen by someone who works on ild. You are close to one of the best ild programs in the world. If you can, i would go and ask them for an opinion.

In brief: Depends on the cause

There are different causes of ild.
Depending on what is the type of lung damage, there may be different treatments. You need to be seen by someone who works on ild. You are close to one of the best ild programs in the world. If you can, i would go and ask them for an opinion.
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Depends

The etiology if fumes or toxins avoidance.
If secondary to collagen vascular disease or others then treat primary condition. In these cass steroids & cytotoxic drugs help or controls the condition but if idiopsthic fibrosis occurs then at present no fda approved drug exists. A study drug is currently been in the works & ifd a natural substance then use nac & a high anti oxidant diet.

In brief: Depends

The etiology if fumes or toxins avoidance.
If secondary to collagen vascular disease or others then treat primary condition. In these cass steroids & cytotoxic drugs help or controls the condition but if idiopsthic fibrosis occurs then at present no fda approved drug exists. A study drug is currently been in the works & ifd a natural substance then use nac & a high anti oxidant diet.
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