Interstitial lung disease is a disease that causes inflammation to the deep tissue within the lungs, eventually resulting in damage, as noted by the National Institutes of Health's Medline Plus. Interstitial lung disease can develop for unknown reasons, but may also be caused by radiation treatment
Symptoms of interstitial lung disease include dry coughs and shortness of breath, explains MedicineNet. Once the disease becomes advanced enough, fingers may become clubbed and the heart enlarged.
Ground glass opacification is a radiology term that refers to a hazy area of increased attenuation in the lung on an x-ray, explain Radiopaedia.org medical experts. Interstitial lung disease describes a large group of lung disorders which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue, according to Mayo
Medications can help to slow the progression of interstitial lung disease, but many patients never regain the full use of their lungs, according to Mayo Clinic. Lung scarring due to interstitial lung disease is generally permanent, and treatment does not always stop the progression of the disease.
Interstitial pneumonia is a type of lung disease caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses infecting the lung's interstitial, according to WebMD. Other possible causes of this disease include autoimmune diseases, radiation treatment to the chest area, cigarette smoking, and exposure to asbestos, cotton d
Symptoms of interstitial pneumonia include shortness of breath and breathlessness, dry and nonproductive cough, and weight loss, notes WebMD. In most cases, symptoms tend to develop quickly, usually in a matter of hours or days.
Interstitial fibrosis is scarring of the lungs that develops during an extended period of interstitial inflammation, explains MedicineNet. The interstitium is tissue that surrounds tiny air sacs in the lungs called alveoli. The tissue becomes inflamed in patients with interstitial lung disease, expl
The 5-year lung cancer survival rate is 17.8 percent as of 2015, according to the American Lung Association. The survival rate at the 5-year mark is significantly greater when cancer is found in its beginning stages while it is still localized to the lung area. Still, only around 15 percent of the p
Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis describes a disease where tissue surrounding the air sacs of the lungs becomes inflamed and damaged, according to the National Library of Medicine. As the tissue stiffens and scars, the alveoli are prevented from fully expanding, and less oxygen is breathed into the b
As of 2015 the survival rate of a lung transplant after a year is over 80 percent and 50 percent for five years, but these rates vary by individual hospital. Because of this variance it is important to research hospitals carefully before having this procedure, claims Healthline.