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Health Tip:Living with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by

-- Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that can lead to scarring in air sacs within the lungs. This can make breathing difficult. Most cases of the disease have no known cause, and its severity varies from person to person. About 140,000 Americans have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, the American Lung Association says. Here are the group's suggestions for managing the disease: Take all ...

Man Dies of Lung Disease After Working With Countertops, Doctors Report

Posted 28 May 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 – An otherwise healthy man died of an incurable lung disease after breathing in fine particles while making Corian countertops for almost two decades, doctors report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 64-year-old man, Leroy Eckardt of Mount Vernon, Wash., spent about 16 years working on Corian at his mom-and-pop countertop business, inhaling dust as he ground, ...

Gene Variant May Be Linked to Deadly Lung Fibrosis

Posted 23 Apr 2011 by

WEDNESDAY, April 20 – Researchers have identified a genetic variant that's found in at least 59 percent of those who have pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease that typically kills within a few years of diagnosis. Those with the gene variant had nearly 7 to 22 times the risk of contracting the lethal disease. For the study, the researchers did a genome-wide linkage scan of 82 families with ...

Viagra May Aid Those With Lung Fibrosis

Posted 18 May 2010 by

TUESDAY, May 18 – People with a serious lung disease that causes progressive scarring of the lung tissue might get some relief from sildenafil, the drug used in Viagra, a new study finds. The disease, called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, causes the lungs to become increasingly thick and stiff, reducing the ability to breathe. There's no known cause, and there's little in the way of treatment, ...

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