-It is a serious disease that causes progressive scarring on your lungs .It begins with repeated injury to the tissue within and between the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs. The damage eventually leads to scarring (fibrosis), which stiffens your lungs and makes breathing difficult. The most common symptoms are shortness of breath and a dry cough.
There are a few ways that they diagnosis it
-High resolution computerized tomography
-Pulmonary function test
-Arterial blood gas.
-Surgical lung biopsy
It took about two years and a lot of these test before my grandma was dianosised with this deasese.We had no idea what was wrong with her.
The most common pulmonary fibrosis symptoms are shortness of breath, especially during or after physical activity, and a dry cough. These often don't appear until the disease is advanced, and irreversible lung damage has already occurred. Even then, you may downplay your symptoms, attributing them to aging, being out of shape or the lingering effects of a cold.
Breathing problems usually become progressively worse, and eventually you're likely to get out of breath during routine activities — getting dressed, talking on the phone, even eating. At this point, symptoms are impossible to ignore.
The course of pulmonary fibrosis — and the severity of symptoms — can vary considerably from person to person. Some people become ill very quickly with severe disease. Others have more-moderate symptoms that grow worse over a period of months or years.
-shortness of breath
-chronic dry hacking
-fatigue and weakness
-discomfort in the chest
-loss of appetite
-rapid weight loss
Treatments that are used
-therapeutic options (which are perception drugs)
-Age usually middle age you can develop it
-sex usually males will get the...