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Four Treatments for Pulmonary Fibrosis: Living with Chronic Lung Disease

3 May 2018
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Pulmonary fibrosis causes scar tissue to form in the lungs’ air sacs, making it more difficult for the lungs to deliver oxygen to the bloodstream. A type of interstitial lung disease, it can have several different causes, from environmental pollutants and medications to medical treatments and conditions. Sometimes, though, there is no known cause. In…

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How Do Non-Smokers Get Pulmonary Fibrosis?

18 Nov 2017
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How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis?

How do non-smokers get pulmonary fibrosis? While the specific cause may be unknown, there are a few possible causes. Learn more about pulmonary fibrosis causes and treatments here.

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Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

5 Sep 2017
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Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

If you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, the desire to relieve your symptoms can be all-encompassing. Fortunately, you can do something about it. It just takes a few changes to your current diet. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown the right Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that usually becomes more severe over time. As lung scarring and inflammation become more pronounced, they can significantly impact a person’s life expectancy and quality of life. The extent of this impact, however, can vary from person to person. Some people with pulmonary fibrosis live for many years after their…

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What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

When physicians cannot determine the precise cause of a patient’s pulmonary fibrosis, it is classified as idiopathic (of unknown origin). Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is extremely common. In fact, most cases of pulmonary fibrosis are not linked to one specific cause. In most cases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is actually the result of several different factors. These…

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What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

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What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The most common symptom of pulmonary fibrosis is shortness of breath. In early stages, the condition often produces only mild breathlessness, which may be unnoticeable at first. Over time, as scar tissue continues to accumulate in the lungs, the associated breathing difficulties typically worsen. For instance, some individuals initially become winded during intense exercise, but…

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What Causes Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Disease?

8 Aug 2017
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition characterized by the development of scarring (fibrosis) in and around the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. The resulting thickening and stiffening of lung tissue can lead to breathing difficulties and make it difficult for essential oxygen to pass into the bloodstream. The symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis often worsen over…

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Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: 4 Tips for Breathing Better

12 Jul 2017
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Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: 4 Tips for Breathing Better

When faced with the prospect of coping with pulmonary fibrosis, sometimes the traditional medications aren’t always enough. In dealing with the day-to-day symptoms sometimes it takes significant change to one’s overall lifestyle. With your health in mind, the lung Institute is here to discuss Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: 4 Tips for Better Breathing.

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Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

In any situation where a disease is diagnosed, it’s almost always better to catch it early. This gives you and your doctor time to figure out a plan. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to discuss Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

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^ Quality of Life Survey data measured the patient’s self-assessed quality of life and measurable quality of improvement at three months of COPD patients.

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