Condition: Postinflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis

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About Postinflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis

Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissues in the lungs thicken or become scarred. The lung tissues also become rigid, which makes breathing difficult. As postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis advances, lung tissue becomes more damaged and shortness of breath worsens. Generally, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis isn't known. Postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis typically occurs after some sort of infection that causes serious damage to the lung tissues. There is no cure for postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis, but medications like corticosteroid drugs may be helpful in managing inflammation and swelling. Damage to the lungs caused by postinflammatory pulmonary fibrosis is permanent, and those with significant damage may need a lung transplant.

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heavy and dry 6/16/2015 at 01:22 AM
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My inhaler and oxygen I feel better6/10/2015 at 03:08 PM
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Perfume, air freshener and stuffy room I become hard to breath6/10/2015 at 03:05 PM
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My breathing is the worst is when I walk up 15 flights of stairs without the use of oxygen and with oxygen it is modern.6/10/2015 at 02:59 PM
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Whenever I overly exert myself and my oxygen level falls into the 80s or 70s I begins to cough and when I spit up mucus, it begins to feel better as my oxygen begins come back up6/10/2015 at 02:51 PM
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Last updated on Jun 16 2015 at 01:23
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