Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred is pulmonaryfibrosis.  As it worsens, they become progressively more short of breath.

The factors that make you more susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis include:

  • Age - Even pulmonary fibrosis has been diagnosed in children and infants, the disorder is more likely to affect middle aged and older adults.
  • Sex - pulmonary fibrosis is more likely to affect men than women.
  • Smoking - Far more and former smokers develop pulmonary fibrosis than do people who have never smoked. It may occur in patients with emphysema.
  • Certain occupations - People have an increased risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis if they work in mining, farming or construction or exposed to pollutants which damages the lungs.
  • Cancer treatments - Having radiation treatments to the chest or using certain chemotherapy drugs can increase the risk of pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Genetic factors - Some of pulmonary fibrosis run in families and genetic factors may be a component.

Related Conference of Pulmonary Fibrosis

August 17-18, 2020

10th International Conference on COPD and Lungs

Prague, Czech Republic
October 19-20, 2020

International Congress and Expo on Pulmonology

Manila, Philippines
October 29-30, 2020

International Conference on Lung Diseases

Cape Town, South Africa
November 18-19, 2020

International Conference on Asthma and Allergy

Lisbon, Portugal
December 07-08, 2020

8th Annual Congress on Pulmonary and Critical Care

Tokyo, Japan

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