4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Prevention Tips

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Some of the unavoidable factors can include viral infections, other illnesses, radiation therapy, and some medications. Certain chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate (Trexall) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan); heart medications including amiodarone (Cordarone, Nexterone, Pacerone), and propranolol (Inderal, Innopran); or antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin), and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) can contribute to the onset of pulmonary fibrosis. Other illnesses including tuberculosis, pneumonia, systemic lupus erythematosus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and scleroderma can also cause pulmonary fibrosis.

Find out more about pulmonary fibrosis prevention here.

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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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