Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease Symptoms

interstitial-lung-disease-symptoms

Interstitial Lung Disease Symptoms

The symptoms of interstitial lung disease can vary, mainly because it is not a single condition. Rather, it is an umbrella term that is often used to describe more than 200 different pulmonary disorders, all of which cause progressive lung tissue thickening and scarring. The resulting lung damage can make it increasingly difficult to breathe.

With that said, many people who are diagnosed with a form of interstitial lung disease experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Excessive mucus production
  • Bluish skin discoloration due to poor circulation or inadequate blood oxygenation (cyanosis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Joint pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • General malaise
  • High blood pressure

Usually, the symptoms are mild at first and worsen over time. For instance, some people initially become breathless while exercising and ultimately find that they have trouble breathing even while at rest. Once lung damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed.

If you are living with the symptoms of interstitial lung disease, you understandably want to find relief. You should know that you may have a treatment option that, unlike medications and supplemental oxygen, can not only help you feel better, but also potentially slow the progression of your lung damage. At the Lung Institute, we offer blood- derived therapy for chronic lung conditions.

Many patients who choose cellular therapy as an alternative form of treatment find that their symptoms gradually improve within the days and weeks following a procedure. In addition to breathing easier and becoming less dependent on supplemental oxygen, some patients experience long-term benefits that ultimately improve their quality of life.

The Lung Institute is respected worldwide as a pioneer in regenerative medicine and research. If you are exploring treatment options for interstitial lung disease, you are encouraged to consider the Lung Institute. For more information on cellular therapy for chronic lung conditions, contact us at (800) 729-3065.

* Every patient is given a Patient Satisfaction Survey shortly after treatment. Responses to the 11-question survey are aggregated to determine patient satisfaction with the delivery of treatment.

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

All claims made regarding the efficacy of Lung Institute's treatments as they pertain to pulmonary conditions are based solely on anecdotal support collected by Lung Institute. Individual conditions, treatment and outcomes may vary and are not necessarily indicative of future results. Testimonial participation is voluntary. Lung Institute does not pay for or script patient testimonials.

As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), for research protocols and procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.

Each patient is different. Results may vary.