Is pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

No. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease causing abnormal functioning of the mucus glands in the lung and leading to recurrent infections. Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease of progressive scarring causing loss of alveolar units that can have a variety of causes.
No. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease transmitted by the parents to their kids. Pulmonary fibrosis is not the same thing. It is not well known what causes pulmonary (lung) fibrosis.

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Can you let me know is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis the same as cystic fibrosis?

No. Ipf is a disease of older patients that has no known cause and leads to thickening of the soft tissue in the lung. This causes poor movement of oxygen into the bloodstream. CF is a genetic disease usually diagnosed in childhood. Patients have an abnormal protein in some organs that causes mucous to thicken. In the lungs, this results in chronic infections and airway damage. Read more...

Are idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis cystic fibrosis the same?

No. Two completely different diseases. CF is an inherited disorder leading to failure to clear mucus and repeated infections. It does end up with fibrosis in the lungs. Idiopathic fibrosis is a disease of unknown cause where scar tissue replaces normal lung and eventually causes respiratory failure. Read more...

Why does cystic fibrosis is obstructive and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis restrictive? Smh

Cystic fibrosis. involves large amounts of mucus in the airways. Therefore it is difficult for air to flow due to mucus obstructing airways. Pulmonary fibrosis involves diffuse scar tissue in the lung parenchyma, making it difficult to expand (Restrictive). Read more...

Can cystic fibrosis affect the pancreas more than the lungs?

Yes. The disease can manife st itself in various different ways. Read more...
Yes. There are many presentations and the pancreas can be more affected than the lungs. Knowing your particular mutation(s) can be useful in this regard. Read more...

What to do if I know that it affects the lungs, but what is cystic fibrosis exactly?

Sodium channel. Cystic fibrosis or CF is a genetic disorder that affects a sodium channel (salt) in the lining of the airways, sinuses and other organs. With this abnormality salt and water leave the lumen (center) of the airways resulting in thickening of secretions and airways congestion/pneumonia and poor function. Read more...

With cystic fibrosis what do you use to expel mucus from lungs?

Cilia, hydration, Rx. Mucus lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. But in cystic fibrosis, it is abnormally thick and sticky. Thus, it can obstruct the airways, etc. Keeping well to over hydrated, ned's like mucormyst, abx when appropriate can help. Read more...

What does cystic fibrosis do to the pulmonary system on a cellular level?

Mucus & infection. The cells lining the airways don't put out enough water into the airway to make airway secretions thin enough to be coughed out. The mucus that collects clog the airways and let germs grow and thrive instead of being killed. Long-term infection damages the airways and substance of the lung. The airways and lung units gradually fill up with pus and germs and can't take in oxygen or get rid of co2. Read more...