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It is a condition where a scar tissue forms within lungs that makes breathing difficult and gets serious over time. The symptoms include chronic dry, hacking cough, chest pain, swelling in the leg, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, tiredness, pain in the muscles and joints, unexplained weight loss. The causes are commonly associated with breathing in wood or metal dust, genetic, acid reflux disease, smoking. The diagnosis can be done using various tests like CT, biopsy, spirometry, etc., and the treatment comprises of oxygen therapy, medications, pulmonary rehabilitation.
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