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Pulmonary Fibrosis

What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary Fibrosis is a condition characterized by scarring of one or both lungs. Gradually, the air sacs of the lungs become replaced by scar tissue. When the scar tissue develops in the lungs, the lung's ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream decreases.

Pulmonary fibrosis is not contagious.

What are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Some common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic dry, hacking cough
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Discomfort in the chest
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rapid weight loss

What Causes Pulmonary Fibrosis? 

The exact cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. However, pulmonary fibrosis is often associated with:

Can Pulmonary Fibrosis be Treated?

Currently, there are currently no effective treatments or a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.

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