Pulmonary fibrosis or the fibrosis of lungs is a problem that evolves slowly over the years and stays intact for a while. Those suffering from this problem experience shortness of breath during exercise, hacking cough, tiredness and also aching and paining muscles. In particular, this pain may be worse around the toes area.
HOW IS FIBROSIS OF LUNG DIAGNOSED?
Tests for the pulmonary fibrosis involve chest x-ray, CT scan, echocardiogram, along with oximetry, pulmonary function testing and exercise stress test.
HOW IS FIBROSIS OF LUNG TREATED?
Treatment for fibrosis of Lung aims at prevention of further thickening of lung tissue. The damage already done cannot be reversed. Corticosteroid medication helps little relief from symptoms, but is not effective in long run. Oxygen therapy improves breathing and general comfort.
DID YOU KNOW?
Not all medications for Pulmonary fibrosis work for everyone. Nintedanib And pirfenidone, in fact have shown to work only with some patients.