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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Fatigue level has progressed throughout the years5/17/2017 at 05:28 PM
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Intermittent dry cough 5/17/2017 at 05:26 PM
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Does aide with breathing; attempted to reduce the use of Advair because of expense and within a week it became quite evident in retrospect, how much it does help. 5/17/2017 at 05:23 PM
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Inability to grasp air, as if being suffocating. For the most part, I've adapted my breathing techniques in concert with limiting duration and/or pace of activity. 5/17/2017 at 05:17 PM
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radiates 8/31/2015 at 02:52 PM
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