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“Fibrosis simply means scarring, so pulmonary fibrosis is a very general term that simply means scarring in the lungs,” says Dr. Paul F. Simonelli, chair of the department of pulmonary and ...

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Pulmonary fibrosis is the scarring of your lung tissues over time. It is also called interstitial lung disease. The air sacs and tissues in your lungs swell, scars form, and the tissues become thick and stiff. This affects how much oxygen you get and makes it hard to breathe. What increases my risk for pulmonary fibrosis? The cause of pulmonary ...

uoflphysicians.com/blog/2020/09/21/pulmonary-fibrosis-five-tips-to-protect...

Many different lung diseases fall under the banner of pulmonary fibrosis. It’s often difficult for doctors to determine how people get pulmonary fibrosis; however, there are several identifiable causes including environmental or occupational exposures, auto-immune diseases and drug or radiation-induced fibrosis.

www.nationaljewish.org/conditions/interstitial-lung-disease-ild

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a broad category of lung diseases that includes more than 130 disorders. Common characteristics of ILD are scarring (pulmonary fibrosis) and/or inflammation of the lungs.

www.openaccessgovernment.org/incurable-lung-disease/75958

Steve Jones, Chair Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis and Board Member EU-IPFF and Gisli Jenkins from Nottingham University Hospitals, explain idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an incurable lung disease Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), is an incurable lung disease in which scars are formed in the lung tissues. It is a devastating condition characterised by increasing breathlessness ...

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Causes of pulmonary fibrosis include environmental pollutants, some medicines, some connective tissue diseases, and interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease is the name for a large group of diseases that inflame or scar the lungs. In most cases, the cause cannot be found. This is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Symptoms include

radiopaedia.org/articles/pulmonary-fibrosis

Terminology. The term should not be confused with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which is a progressive fibrotic lung disease.. Pathology. Fibrosis in the lung is a process that occurs in the interstitium. Pulmonary fibrosis can be localized, segmental, lobar, or affect the entirety of the lung(s).

pulmonaryfibrosismd.com/diseases-mistaken-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-getting...

Many respiratory diseases present with similar symptoms, which is why getting an accurate diagnosis is not always so straightforward. For example, early symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis including coughing, fatigue, and shortness of breath often occur with other lung diseases. According to a survey by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, about half of patients with interstitial lung ...

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Pulmonary fibrosis is an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system attacks the lungs, causing excessive scarring and inflammation. It is an idiopathic disease caused due to unknown toxins. Over five million people in the world suffer from this deadly disease, and the doctors have very little to offer to them except hope.

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Breath Sounds of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Bilateral fine crackles on chest auscultation are detected in 60% of patients with IPF. 5 These crackles have a distinctive “Velcro-like” character and are heard during middle to late inspiration. 6 They tend to be heard almost exclusively over the dependent lung regions and are changed very little by coughing. 6 The sounds may be ...