How long can a person live with pulmonary fibrosis?

Hard to tell. There are different types of pulmonary fibrosis and some of them progress very quickly and lung transplantation is the best option for them, while other patients have a pulmonary fibrosis that progresses slowly. Your doctor will monitor you with lung functions and will be able to direct you and advice you better.
Severity. It rally depends on the severity. Mild forms may cause minimal or no symptoms whereas severe forms are incapacitating. Discuss with your pulmonologist.

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What is pulmonary fibrosis? How long can live?

Check with your doc. You seem to have pulmonary tuberculosis and not pulmonary fibrosis. Unless your doc is talking about tuberculosis scars. Which does usually not affect live expectancy. A 25 year old rarely ever gets pulmonary fibrosis. Check with your lung doc. Read more...
Scarring. Fibrosis is scarring of the lung...Your lifespan depends on if the fibrosis spreads and how fast it may spread... This varies depending on the cause of the fibrosis. Read more...

Can severe and long term acid reflux lead to pulmonary fibrosis?

Unknown, unlikely. While some studies have shown improvement in lung function in pulmonary fibrosis patients who have surgical correction of acid reflux, none have proven, or even suggested, that this is a cause of pulmonary fibrosis. Yet. Read more...

I m too much worried abt lungs I hve read on healthforums tht LPR can lead to pulmonary fibrosis or COPD m just 30 now what to do for long term?

Don't worry too much. If you don't have other risk factors for these lung conditions especially smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke or toxic fumes. Lpr symptoms can be controlled by taking ppi ;#40;omeprazole;#41;, h2 blockers ;#40;tagamet;#41;, antacids etc. Discuss with ur dr re: long term acid suppresion.Take care and god bless you! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-silent-reflux?Page=1. Read more...
Serious. To know all detals must see a lung specialist , its not lightly taken problem, as oxygen exchange decreases. Read more...

Have pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, copd, with lupus, scleroderma, many complications. How long can you live with these lung issues?

MCTD. You mentioned you have scleroderma and SLE. You need to be seen by a lung doc if you have not seen one already. You conditions need a multi disciplinary approach with a rheumatologist/ pulmonary doc/ and a cardiologist. Most large teaching hospital have docs that have exp with such complex issues and may be your best bet. Best of luck. . Read more...
SLE/PF/1 PUL HTN. Very complex TRIAD of diseases. You need a University Setting Robert Wood Johnson//Cornel/Columbia. Evaluation for newer treatment modalities like Lung Transplantation/STEM CELL/PRP. You need top Rheum/Pulm/Card consults. Also check NIH WEBSITE FOR CLINICAL TRIALS. Read more...

What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti

Pulmonary fibrosis . Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately . Read more...