Pulmonary fibrosis

Description

In a pulmonary fibrosis, the connective tissue portion of the lung grows abnormally. It is integrated into the superordinate group of so-called interstitial pulmonary diseases. Read more.

Causes

Medicine distinguishes two groups of pulmonary fibrosis: Secondary pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Read more.

Symptoms

Initially the symptoms are rather unspecific, they become clearer only later. Physical strength decreases, everyday work becomes increasingly difficult for the patient. Read more.

Diagnosis

Because many causes can be behind a lung fibrosis, your doctor must have an accurate knowledge of your medical history. Read more.

Treatment & therapy

The aim of the treatment is to stop the course of the disease or at least to slow it down. The growth of connective tissue (fibrosis) must be stopped. Read more.

Prevention & prognosis

Because of the multiple causes, targeted prevention is difficult. You should generally minimize the risk of lung damage. Read more.