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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I try to keep my oxygen level above 90 by using the oxygen generator almost all day. My cough is generally dry and cannot cough up hardly any sputum.8/6/2017 at 10:59 PM
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i must stop after 3-4 minute walk without oxygen. Without oxygen at night, my oxygen is about 87-90. During the day, I use oxygen and try to keep 94-97 level. 8/6/2017 at 10:50 PM
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Generally deep dry cough (5-15 times) 3-4 times a day. Once in two or three days, particularly by 9 or 10 pm, heavier coughing (25- 30 times) to bring up and spit out some sputum. This makes me very tired. 8/6/2017 at 10:39 PM
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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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