6 Pulmonary Fibrosis Complications

According to the Mayo Clinic, though no current cure for pulmonary fibrosis exists yet, medications and other treatment options can help improve a patient’s quality of life.

As the disease evolves, several complications may arise. Here is a list of six possible pulmonary fibrosis complications:

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1. High blood pressure in the lungs: Unlike normal high blood pressure, this condition is different because it only affects your lung’s arteries. It begins when the smallest arteries and capillaries are compressed by scar tissue, causing increased resistance to blood flow in your lungs. This creates pressure within the pulmonary arteries and the right ventricle, and can result in the development of pulmonary hypertension.

Here are 4 things you can do to help prevent pulmonary fibrosis. 

7 comments

    • Tim Bossie says:

      I am so terribly sorry for your loss. PF is a terrible disease that affects more than just the person who suffers with it.

    • Rachel says:

      Lost my daddy to it on 7/1/14 8 months post diagnosis. It’s an awful thing to watch. I’m sure more awful to experience. ♡

  1. Elaine says:

    Lost my Mom last June to this disease…….her Liver could not tolerate the Ofev……That was the last option ……..

    • Anne says:

      The ofev has really helped me. It’s slowed mine down a lot. Since I started on it my breathing tests have not been any worse. Do have a bad side effect but I will deal with it if it’s going to make me live longer. Iam sorry for your loss.

  2. James Hall says:

    I am apparently one of the rare breed. My oldest brother passed from IPF 7 years ago. Just this week I was diagnosed with IPF. My pulmonary doctor has talked to me about medical treatment and lung transplant. Unfortunately, I have other medical issues that may make the treatment as dangerous as the disease. So the doctor has told me hold off on making any decisions until I talk with my cardiologist, vascular surgeon, and family because of the great risk I already have for stroke and the medications possibly increasing the risk.

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