Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or fibrosis of the lungs causes scar tissues to grow inside the lungs. As the tissues of the lung becomes scarred, it causes breathing troubles in a person. The symptoms associated with pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath, dry cough, fast breathing, weight loss, fatigue and aching joints and muscles. People who smoke cigarettes, are exposed to environmental pollutants and suffer from GERD are at an increased risk of developing this condition. Pulmonary fibrosis can be diagnosed using chest X-ray, CT scan or lung biopsy.
HOW IS FIBROSIS OF LUNG DIAGNOSED?
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