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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pulmonary fibrosis that only has 20% lung capacity and is on daily O2 of 3-4 liters.
Many times on this amount the levels drop to below 50% when walking to bathroom and requires hospitalization where the O2 is up to 18 Liters

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Hello there,

When it comes to the fibrosis, definition of the fibrosis is scaring and in your case this is scaring of the lungs. This condition can be caused by various different conditions such as sarcoidosis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath, coughing but sometimes these symptoms can be even worse and this depends on the severity of the condition and on the cause as well. When it comes to the treatment, unfortunately options are quite limited.

Medications aren’t helping because once the scaring appears it can’t disappear and the only treatment option is transplantation of the whole lungs.

When it comes to the prognosis they depend on the person itself, but in most of the cases patients diagnosed with this condition will die in five years.   

 

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what is the life expectacy at 40%, she is 76 yrs old

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life expectancy how long
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what is the life expectancy at 40%, she is 76 yrs.old
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