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Lung Fibrosis

Lung fibrosis is a serious, lifelong disease. It causes scarring of the lung, making it hard to breathe. Sometimes, symptoms may come quickly or may take years to develop. There is no cure for lung fibrosis, but medications can slow down scarring and help preserve the function of the lung.

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In lung fibrosis, why there is a face and feet swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old. She has been diagnosed for lung fibrosis she was taking Lumenac 600mg three times, Iveprid 10 mg for last years, no progression in disease but her saturation was 90 later fell to 60 on excretion. Now she is taking Pirfenex 800 mg a day, and Benz for cough her...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your history, it is obvious that your mother is suffering from (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) IPF (UIP). She is taking Ivepred 10 and Lumenac 600 mg for the last two years. Swelling on face and legs could be because of the steroid side effects as ...  Read Full »

How do I titer my oxygen level to combat Co2 retention?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel that I am a complicated case and I am trying to figure out the best way to titrate my oxygen treatment. I have late-stage cystic fibrosis, and I am experiencing a few months of exacerbation that has led to me needing oxygen full time. A few weeks ago I began, for the first time,...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, that was a wonderful and well-detailed query. I will answer your query in parts. Regarding your insensitivity to low oxygen (O2) saturation: Well, this is an expected development in long-standing lung problems. Continuous exposure to low oxygen levels over lon...  Read Full »

Can medications cure pulmonary fibrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an X-ray last Thursday and I got the result today. It says I have fibrosis in my right upper lobe. I had a history of pulmonary tuberculosis two years back and I took a six months medication and I am done with it. I just want to ask if fibrosis can be cured if I take medication a...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fibrosis is a feature of chronic inflammation and your lung fibrosis is because of that. Tuberculosis is a chronic granulomatous inflammation and can lead to fibrosis. Fibrosis is irreversible condition and cannot be revert back. Thank you and take care. Regards.   Read Full »

What does an X-ray of a person with lung fibrosis show?

Query: Hello doctor,My doctor encouraged me to get an apicolordotic view X-ray, which revealed fibroid density in the upper right apex. What does this imply?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your X-rays(attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). An apicolordotic view is a chest X-ray taken from a precise angle to offer a more comprehensive image of the upper region of the lungs, around the collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder. A fi...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 show long term effects in affected persons?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking for advice on behalf of my mother. She got a positive result for COVID-19 before a month. She took medicines for five days and then, she was in quarantine. Now it has been a month. But she has some symptoms and we are not sure whether it is associated with COVID-19. She has s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your problem. COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) can show a lot of symptoms even after the infection gets cleared. The major symptom that lasts for a long time is a dry cough. It remains for a long time even after the infectio...  Read Full »

Will lung fibrosis and thoracic scoliosis shown in x-ray cause serious health issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken a lung x-ray for my annual check-up. The result is: Mid lung fibrosis noted. Rest of the lung is clear. Thoracic scoliosis noted. Heart, costophrenic sulci, and other structures are intact. I am concerned about mid lung fibrosis and thoracic scoliosis. Will they seriously a...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please clarify whether it is mid or mild lung fibrosis reported. As you said, the chest x-ray reports mid or mild lung fibrosis, it is suggestive of some old infection or some autoimmune disease causing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Even you could not have reme...  Read Full »

How can post-fibrosis of lung be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is a person with diabetes and was discharged from the hospital after COVID treatment one and half months back. His computed tomography (CT) showed early fibrosis at the time of admission. The doctor advised us to repeat the CT after around a month. We got it done today, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), some scattered areas of fibrosis in both lungs and prominent mediastinal lymph nodes are seen. Ground glass ...  Read Full »

What does early fibrosis in chest CT indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband was discharged from the hospital after COVID-19 treatment. He was admitted to the hospital for six days. When he was admitted, his computed tomography (CT) scan showed COVID pneumonia and early fibrosis. He was on steroid treatment in the hospital and discharged in stable co...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from COVID pneumonia. His HRCT (high-resolution chest tomography) of the chest has revealed multiple patchy ground glass in both lungs, predominantly in the periphery with subpleural band...  Read Full »

Will post-COVID fibrosis progress further?

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from COVID-19. My sequence of actions are as below. I had a fever (103 F). the next day, I had a computed tomography (CT) scan of COVID-19 reporting and data system (CO-RADS) 3. Fever was not decreasing, and I got admitted to the hospital. Oximeter reading coming around...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is post-COVID fibrosis. Honestly speaking, there is no treatment at present for this. Data suggests that this fibrosis is not progressive like IPF (idiopathic p...  Read Full »

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