Were you looking for information on Pulmonary Fibrosis? Pulminary fibrosis is a common misspelling of pulmonary fibrosis.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease that occurs as a result of repeated injury to the lung tissue. The most common symptoms include shortness of breath and a dry, hacking cough that does not improve. Other symptoms that may develop over time include aching muscles, tiredness, and enlargement of the fingers or toes (also known as clubbing).
While there is no cure, treatments are available to slow down the progression of the disease. The main treatment for this condition is medication that reduces inflammation (such as prednisone). Pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, and lung transplantation are some other treatment options.
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