Fibrosis of Lung or pulmonary fibrosis is the scarring and thickening of the tissue around and between the air sacs in the lungs. Fibrosis makes it difficult for oxygen to pass through to your bloodstream. Medications, radiation exposure, dust and other factors cause fibrosis of Lung. Symptoms are:
• Shortness of breath
• Dry cough
• Unexplained weight loss
• Aching muscles and joints
HOW IS FIBROSIS OF LUNG DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will do a physical exam. He may ask for details of medical and family history, smoking and lifestyle.
Other tests for pulmonary fibrosis may include:
• Chest X-ray
• Breathing tests
• Blood tests
• Lung biopsy, done during bronchoscopy or as a surgical procedure.
• CT scan
• Exercise testing
HOW IS FIBROSIS OF LUNG TREATED?
The treatments include:
2. Oxygen therapy
3. Pulmonary rehabilitation
5. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding smoking
6. Home remedies
Ayurvedic and homeopathic medications also help treat fibrosis of lung
DID YOU KNOW?
The prognosis (outlook) is poor for pulmonary fibrosis. The survival (life expectancy) for most patients is less than 5 years.