Pulmonary fibrosis is caused by the gradual scarring and thickening of the tissue (interstitium) between the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. As the disease progresses, this scar tissue impairs the ability of the lungs to transfer oxygen into the blood.
There are five million people worldwide that are affected by this type of lung disease. In the US there is an estimated 200,000 patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis. As a consequence of misdiagnosis the actual numbers may be significantly higher. Of these more than 40,000 expire annually. Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed. However, diagnoses have ranged from age seven to the eighties.
Many conditions can cause scarring of the lungs. These include:
Inhaling asbestos fibers (asbestosis)
Inhaling silica dust (silicosis)
Sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease
Scleroderma, a progressive disease that leads to hardening and scarring of the skin and connective tissues
Rheumatoid arthritis affecting the lungs
Often the cause of pulmonary fibrosis can't be determined (idiopathic).
Signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis usually develop slowly over several months or years and may include:
Shortness of breath, particularly with exertion
Chronic dry, hacking cough
Fatigue and weakness
Rapid weight loss
Loss of appetite
Discomfort in the chest
A doctor may confirm a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis by:
Pulmonary fibrosis treatment may include:
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What Are Systemic Enzymes and What Do They Do?
By: William Wong N.D., Ph.D. Member World Sports Medicine Hall of Fame.
"Enzymes eat scar tissue and fibrosis. (7). Fibrosis is scar tissue and most doctors learn in anatomy that it is fibrosis that eventually kills us all. Let me explain. As we age, which starts at 27, we have a diminishing of the body's output of enzymes. This is because we make a finite amount of enzymes in a lifetime and we use up a good deal of them by the time we reach our 40's (Cystic Fibrosis patients who have virtually no enzyme production to speak of, even as children usually don't make it past their 20's before they die of the restriction and shrinkage in the lungs from the formation of fibrosis or scar tissue).
So our body begins to dole out our enzymes with an eyedropper instead of with a tablespoon. Result: the repair mechanism of the body goes off balance and has nothing to reduce the over abundance of fibrin it deposits in nearly everything from simple cuts, to the inside of our internal organs and blood vessels. It is then when most women begin to develop things like fibrocystic breast disease, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. We all grow arterial sclerotic (meaning scar tissue) plaque, and have fibrin begin to spider web its way inside of our internal organs, reducing their size and function over time. This is why as we age our wounds heal with thicker, less pliable, weaker and very visible scars.
If we replace the lost enzymes, we can control and reduce the amount of scar tissue and fibrosis our bodies have. As physicians in the US are now discovering, even old scar tissue can be "eaten away" from surgical wounds, pulmonary fibrosis, and kidney fibrosis even colloid years after their formation. Medical doctors in Europe and Asia have known this and used orally administered enzymes for such for over 40 years!"
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