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Doctors For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Prof. Dr. Shamsha...

4.65 / 5 (266 Reviews)

Experience: 47 years

Rs. 3,500

Dr. Muhammad Taim...

4.62 / 5 (412 Reviews)

Experience: 43 years

Rs. 1,500

Dr. Asif Osawala

4.53 / 5 (236 Reviews)

Experience: 17 years

Rs. 2,500

Asst. Prof. Dr. M...

4.42 / 5 (245 Reviews)

Experience: 12 years

Rs. 1,500

Dr. Afsar Ali

4.55 / 5 (189 Reviews)

Experience: 14 years

Rs. 1,000

Dr. Awais Aslam

4.52 / 5 (216 Reviews)

Experience: 15 years

Rs. 1,000

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Summary about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in English

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that worsens over time. This condition causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to form in the lungs, preventing the lungs from effectively transporting oxygen into the bloodstream. People between the ages of 50 and 70 are most commonly affected by the disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease, a group of lung diseases characterized by inflammation or scarring in the lungs.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Facts and Figures 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a rare but deadly disease of the respiratory tract. According to the University of Arizona Health Sciences, the death rate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is 50% in the first 2-3 years after diagnosis. It is more common among men due to the high prevalence of risk factors like smoking and drinking. Some facts and figures about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are given below:

Prevalence of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Worldwide13 to 20 out of every 100,000 people
Common inOlder Adults
At-Risk GenderMales
Average Age for DiagnosisAfter 50 years
Problems related to Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisHigh blood pressure, Lung cancer, Pneumonia 
Specialists Who Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary FibrosisPulmonologists / Lung Specialists

Symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis symptoms usually appear gradually and progressively worsen over time. Among the signs and symptoms are:

  • exhaustion
  • shortness of breath 
  • a persistent dry cough
  • rounded and swollen fingertips 
  • loss of appetite 
  • weight loss 

If you have any of the lungs problem symptoms given above, it is important to have a check-up. You can consult the Best Lung Specialists in Pakistan Online via Marham. Call at 0311-1222398. 

Causes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The tiny air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) become damaged and scarred in people with IPF. This makes the lungs stiff, making it difficult for oxygen to enter the bloodstream. The reason for this isn't clear. The term "idiopathic" refers to a condition where the cause is unknown. IPF has been linked to the following:

  • a family history of IPF – about one in every 20 people with IPF has another family member with the condition 
  • gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD) 
  • smoking

Preventive Measures of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Following are the preventive measures:

  • Don't smoke, and if you do, stop right now! Lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung tissue damage are all caused by smoking.
  • Pollutants both indoors and out should be avoided. Make sure your home is free of mold and radon, and wear a mask to protect your lungs from harsh chemicals.
  • Adult immunizations, such as flu and pneumonia vaccines, should be kept up to date. Vaccines help us stay healthy by reducing inflammation caused by preventable diseases.
  • Exercise – Maintain a good exercise routine and take deep breaths to keep those lungs pumping.
  • Also, read more about Foods that keep your lungs healthy

Treatment for IPF

Although there is no cure for IPF, there are a number of treatments that can help relieve symptoms and slow the disease's progression. The following are some of the treatments:

  • quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and exercising on a regular basis 
  • medicines to slow the progression of scarring
  • breathing oxygen through a mask 
  • a lung transplant – this is an option in a few cases, but donor's lungs are hard to come by.

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