6 Ways to Diagnose Pulmonary Fibrosis


Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that affects the respiratory system by the thickening and stiffening of lung tissue, which ends up as scar tissue.  In cases when physicians are unable to identify the root cause of the disease, it is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

There is no single test capable of correctly diagnosing pulmonary fibrosis, which is why a group of diagnostic tests is often required to make a full diagnosis. Here’s a list of six ways to diagnose pulmonary fibrosis:

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1. Chest X-ray, which generates a picture of the chest structures such as the heart and lungs, allows physicians to search for shadows that indicate scar tissue.

Did you know that pulmonary fibrosis can be difficult to diagnose and treat? 

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