Pulmonary Fibriosis

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Hi All, I had shortness of breadth and dry cough and visited a pulmonologist. Took a syprometry and CT SCAN based on his suggestion and syprometry test came clean and the CT SCAN was also fine except for the mention of "Fibrotic bands in lower lobe and lingula" I'm totally worried if this is pulmonary fibrosis. Will be meeting the dotor next week but I'm extremely scared on account of such mention and totally depressed by what is available on the net. Any suggestions or advice will be extremely helpful

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    If you'll pardon the dark humor, either quit looking at things on the internet, or start looking at more. Pulmonary Fibrosis News (https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com wink sends emails on current research quite frequently and I am encouraged. For myself, I want more information. Maybe you should go slow until things are more clear, but I'm at least moderately informed and up to date. Many doctors seem disinclined to share too much information too early, and probably for their own sanity too. But once the tests are done including biopsy - if you  need one, then I say keep up on this stuff. Consider it taking control. But let's see what this doctor has to say next week. 

    Use every trick you have to stay calm in the meanwhile,

    Best,

    es

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    Hi Sven:  Right up front you had pretty positive results in both your Lung Function Test and your CT-Scan so take heart from this.  I assume by seeing a doctor next week you mean a lung specialist and that is good.  There are many other things other than Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  that could be causing your symptoms so try and relax until you see the specialist and get a more definitive diagnosis.  Please come back to us after you have more information and we will be more than happy to give you more input.
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      Hey Bob, thanks for your response. It feels positive. Thanks again. Having my fingers crossed until I meet the pulmonologist.
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    Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult for your lungs to work properly. As pulmonary fibrosis worsens, you become progressively more short of breath.
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    Send toRev Pneumol Clin.1985;41(2):91-100.[Respiratory function and alveolar biological changes under the effect of CDP-choline in pulmonary interstitial pathology: pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis].[Article in French]

    Pacheco Y, Douss T, Pujol B, Revol A, Vergnon JM, Biot N, Brune J, Perrin-Fayolle M.Abstract

    Various anomalies of pulmonary surfactant have been described in relation to acute respiratory distress syndromes, hypersensitivity lung disease and pulmonary sarcoidosis. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the essential phospholipid component of pulmonary surfactant. Cytidine diphosphocholine (CDP-choline) is an essential intermediary in the biosynthesis of PC. The authors studied two groups of patients: one group consisted of diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and the other consisted of pulmonary sarcoidosis with parenchymal involvement. They observed quantitative and qualitative abnormalities of the phospholipid fractions of surfactant and more particularly of PC. The finding of a marked decrease in this phospholipid, especially in the cases of pulmonary fibrosis, justified the study of the therapeutic effects of CDP-choline. After one month of treatment with this substance, at a dose of 1 g I.M. per day, the PC fraction had returned to normal and, at the same time, there was an improvement in the PaO2 at rest and after exercise. Long term administration of CDP-choline appears to be valuable in the maintenance of the phospholipid equilibrium of pulmonary surfactant and in the improvement of the quality of alveolar gas exchange

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    Send toRev Pneumol Clin.1985;41(2):91-100.[Respiratory function and alveolar biological changes under the effect of CDP-choline in pulmonary interstitial pathology: pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis].[Article in French]

    Pacheco Y, Douss T, Pujol B, Revol A, Vergnon JM, Biot N, Brune J, Perrin-Fayolle M.Abstract

    Various anomalies of pulmonary surfactant have been described in relation to acute respiratory distress syndromes, hypersensitivity lung disease and pulmonary sarcoidosis. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the essential phospholipid component of pulmonary surfactant. Cytidine diphosphocholine (CDP-choline) is an essential intermediary in the biosynthesis of PC. The authors studied two groups of patients: one group consisted of diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and the other consisted of pulmonary sarcoidosis with parenchymal involvement. They observed quantitative and qualitative abnormalities of the phospholipid fractions of surfactant and more particularly of PC. The finding of a marked decrease in this phospholipid, especially in the cases of pulmonary fibrosis, justified the study of the therapeutic effects of CDP-choline. After one month of treatment with this substance, at a dose of 1 g I.M. per day, the PC fraction had returned to normal and, at the same time, there was an improvement in the PaO2 at rest and after exercise. Long term administration of CDP-choline appears to be valuable in the maintenance of the phospholipid equilibrium of pulmonary surfactant and in the improvement of the quality of alveolar gas exchange

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