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What does scarring of the lungs mean?

I gote x ray 2015 my doctors say my lung is damage and 2017 I did lung Fection test it was good 80 percen then ct scan i did on 2018 September then doctor say u have Lang scar u have copd every day I run 1200 meters not feeling tied I quite smoking one month ago I don’t cough at all
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
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Hi,

Noted your history and understood the concerns.
Smoking causes lung tissues to change as well as many pollutants now present in air at home, office, all over. These can damage the lung and the damaged lung is seen as a scar in the lung in CT scan of the chest.
Since your Pulmonary function tests are normal, you can run 1200 meters easily without any problems, there is nothing to worry about at the moment.And the best part is that you have stopped smoking.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Continue running.
Go for lung physiotherapy.
Avoid people with viral infection, crowded and polluted places.
Avoid all allergens and pollutants as much as possible.
Multivitamins,, mineral and other antioxidants help to recover well.
Repeat CT scan of chest after one year to see for the progress.
Stop worrying.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T Chandrakant, ENT & General Surgeon
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