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Interstitial lung disease with Dermatomyositis, anyone had a transplant with this condition?

Hello Hello. I have had DM for 18 months and have been on several different medications. I am 45 years old and also have the same symptoms as most of you, muscle weakness, fatigue, not been able to climb stairs etc. My condition effected my lungs straight away and I have been on oxygen 24/7 for over...

by User avatar Jan

77 years old with UIP lung disease, he doesn't eat as much as before

My husband is 77 years old and has been diagnosis with UIP. He is on oxygen most of the time, sometimes he can go without when just sitting, other times not. I have noticed fatigue and he doesn't eat as much as before. Has lost 8 pounds in 2 months. Doctor has him on Esbriet does this help wit...

by User avatar Guest

Diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and wondering how fast does IPF progress?

I’m just learning to accept that I’ve been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and that I’ll have this progressive and incurable disease for the rest of my life, but I have a constant reminder in an oxygen tank I now have to have with me 24/7 or I might suffocate to death. All this...

by User avatar Guest

Swyer James & McLeod Syndrome

Hi, I was diagnosed few days ago with Swyer-James syndrome & McLeod syndrome. A doctor told me that this disorder started developing when I was a child. How didn’t I know about this? Did it happen to anyone else to have such a late diagnose?

by User avatar freddi472

Life expectancy for Interstitial lung disease is 2 to 5 years?

Is it true once you have been diagnosed with Ihe following and start treatment you have life expectancy of 2 to 5 years? This is the diagnose and treatment 1. Interstitial lung disease • dexamethasone 4 mg/mL injection solution • Zithromax Z-Pak 250 mg tablet • Medrol (Pak) 4 mg tablets in a...

by User avatar Ginger348257

Is lung endometriosis a rare disease?

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Hello! My friend Ann and I study medicine. We are on the first year and we are really satisfied with the classes. Yesterday we were discussing some gynecologic issues, especially endometriosis. Many students didn’t even know that is can grow in the lung. I know some facts about it. Is lung...

by User avatar ursa132058787

pain still in collar bone and chest areas 14 months after a pneumorthorax

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My husband had a pneumothorax 14 months ago. His lung was 90 percent collapsed when we got to the hospital, they then inserted a large chest tube to inflate it again. They told us it was blebs that made his lung collapse. It wouldnt heal itself so the had to remove part of his lung the top half of...

by User avatar cierradawn5958318339

Can lung volume reduction surgery improve emphysema?

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Hello! My father is suffering from emphysema. His condition has become worse in the past few moths and his doctor recommended surgery. He recommended lung reduction surgery because, according to his opinion, this surgery could improve his condition. I am afraid of the possible risk. Can lung volume...

by User avatar Guest

bubble popping sound in throat

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when laying down, at end of breath out I hear a bubble popping sound coming from my throat (lungs).

by User avatar debbie

How fast does Emphysema progress?

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How fast does Emphysema progress

by User avatar Ann