4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Prevention Tips

4 things to prevent pf

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a respiratory disease that causes the lung tissue to become thick and stiff. Over time, it turns into scar tissue which is known as fibrosis. Because of the disease, the lungs lose their ability to properly function making it hard to transport oxygen into the bloodstream and causing several symptoms.

Here are some things you should know about pulmonary fibrosis prevention:

 

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There are currently no established methods to prevent pulmonary fibrosis, particularly because in most cases the cause of the disease cannot be identified. The best way to prevent pulmonary fibrosis is to avoid potential risks and to undergo regular medical examinations.

 

Read more about 6 pulmonary fibrosis risk factors.

One comment

  1. Virginia Jones says:

    My husband died of pulmonary fibrosis. He had been a smoker, but had quit many years before developing this disease. His doctors did not diagnose it until less than a month before he died – too late to help him. My question is this: For many years he had a hobby of making lead soldiers. He sat in a small room in the basement, with a small window partially open, to melt and form the figures. His son was a medic and gave him a special mask to wear and sternly warned him, but he refused to wear it. Could this have been a primary cause of his disease?

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