Dear Sir, My father having age of 59yr is suffering from the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) disease. I have Some Question regarding the diseases 1. Treatment of IPF? 2. What should do and not do by patient of IPF 3. Any Prescription of Exercise, Yoga or any other thing to keep lungs feet and healthy 4. Survival rate of patient? 5. What is the Lung transplantation? 6. What is the right time to get lung transplantation? 7. What percent of chance of survive after transplantation? Currently following medicine prescribed by Dr. to my father, could someone tell me the use and side effect of each tablet? - Lumenac - Azoran - Sheical 500 Kindly resolve my query Thank in Advance for devoting your valuable time to read and answer
My mom is a known case of idipathic lung fibrosis on 5l of o2 through the day and bipap in night now finding it very difficult to even take few steps also if there is no o2 she has hypoxic gidiness and falls. Please let me know if there is anything new
My Dr has suggested that I consider taking Esbriet to slow the progression of IPF. However, the percentages of those taking the drug showing delay in the progression compared to those not taking the drug is not that great as shown in the research that I have done online. What are your thoughts on this?
My father is 80 and has recently been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and a lung tumor. He is in relatively good health otherwise. He had a PET scan of the tumor and all of his other major organs. He also had a biopsy of the tumor. The biopsy showed that the 4 cm tumor is malignant (squamous). The tumor is located in the back lower part of his lung. The cancer is only in the lung tumor. He went to an Oncologist in Philadelphia (where he lives) today for a consultation. The Doctor said that a few things were not an option because of the IPF, including surgery and CyberKnife. The doctor said that CyberKnife was too risky because the lung moves at all times and the radiation could hit the fibrosis areas and cause damage. The Doctor recommended Chemo and has scheduled a 5 hour in-office treatment for next week. He said that if the tumor shrinks enough in a month, he would try to treat it with radiation. Otherwise, he would continue Chemo treatments for 6 months total. I don t like the idea of Chemo treatments for the next 6 months. I have a few questions: 1) Why is the doctor concerned about damaging the fibrosis areas of the lung with the CyberKnife radiation, but not with traditional radiation in a month? 2) Is chemo a good idea for an 80 year old man? 3) I read on-line that Georgetown University hospital has done a few thousand of the CyberKnife treatments on lung tumors, sometimes with other complications involved such as pluracy. Should we send his records to Georgetown U Hospital to get a second opinion and see if the doctors there think that the CyberKnife treatment can work? Thanks. - Dan
My mom is suffering from Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, she was diagnosed with this disease 5 years back and got complete recovery however recently she started getting same symptoms and the CT is more severe than before...her pulmonologist has put her on prednisone and asked us to wait for 2-3 months to see how much she recovers. He hasn't asked for any other test except WBC count check.
I am very much worried and wants to know the severity this time, Since her lower lungs show some honey combing (slight) + some amount of intralobular nodules and septal thickening, i am more worried. Though after studying many cases i have found that such CT images are present in HP patient. I just want to know what is the difference between Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. What kind of pathological tests determines the difference?
Sir, My mother (55 y, Diabetic, Thyroid issue, allergy issues) has started to have extreme difficulty in breathing and has been diagnosed with UIP-ILD. Is there any way to prevent her condition from worsening? Is a recovery possible? Please...
Within the past 10 days I have noticed that my heart rate runs faster than normal. I have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as well as bad back pain and use and oximeter occasionally. My pulse has always been below 100 and the doctors check it all the...
I had severe hypersensitivity pneumonitis in 2005, my chest swelled within minutes and my ribs cracked. Scar tissue on bottom 1/3 of lungs, IPF. Occasionally my chest will swell up within minutes, I have no idea why. Age 60, weight 200, asthma, RA, pulmonary fibrosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Now I have rattles, per my GP, and my chest has expanded 4 inches. What causes this swelling, and is it an emergency with the rattles? No pneumonia on chest x-ray.
46 in feb. have been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, have been having a worsening cough with no cold symptoms and now some pinching on left side under breast, cough seems worse with activity and stress. Is there something I should do or be aware of?