Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring throughout the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by many conditions including chronic inflammatory processes, infections, environmental agents, exposure to ionizing radiation, chronic conditions, and certain medications. Symptoms include
Treatment options are dependent on the type of pulmonary fibrosis; lung transplant and/or medications are options.Read more: Pulmonary Fibrosis Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- Predinsone Side Effects (Adverse Effects)
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- colchicine, Colcrys
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
- penicillamine, Cuprimine, Depen
- pirfenidone (Esbriet)
Prevention & Wellness
- Cluster of Lung Disease Cases Found Among Dentists
- Health Tip: Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Esbriet, Ofev Approved to Treat Deadly Lung Disease
- Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
- Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease
- Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report
- 2 Drugs Offer Hope for Fatal Lung Disease
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