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Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
 from  1428
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
 from  2132
Stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis
 from  17580

Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne

10/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Pulmonology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne ranks among the top medical facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia! The medical facility is the academic hospital of the University of Cologne, thanks to which it provides the highly effective treatment using the very latest medical advances.
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4800
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
6973

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
0
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
0

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5560
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8005

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4953
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7466

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5572
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8121

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4992
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7373

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5531
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8198

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5485
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8180

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
7099
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
10261

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4989
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7401

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Pulmonology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4788
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7098

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5534
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8038

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5441
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
8083

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Pulmonology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
6230
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
9294

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
4687
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7034

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis
5153
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
7836
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About the disease

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition whereby lung tissue becomes scarred. Over time, this scarred tissue becomes thick and starts to surround the air sacs in the lungs, which are vital for proper pulmonary functioning. As a result, breathing becomes difficult.

There are many factors that can cause lung tissue scarring. For example, conditions such as pneumonia or polymyositis can lead to lung damage. Certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can also affect the lung tissue. However, the direct connection between autoimmune diseases and  pulmonary fibrosis has not been proved entirely.

Disease is not the only cause of lung scarring. Continious exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants can lead to lung scarring as well. Substances such as silica and hard metal dust can be very harmful if inhaled regularly over a period of time. It is vital for miners, factories workers and people who work in other places where industrial dust is prevalent to wear protective masks during their shifts. People who live in large cities are also advised to visit parks and other clean green places from time to time, to lower the risk of lung damage.

Smoking can be dangerous as well, especially for people who have other lung conditions or who live in a polluted environment. According to Mayo Clinic, the percentage of smokers among pulmonary fibrosis patients is much higher than that of non-smokers. Someone who has undergone radiotherapy in the past, or who takes a lot of certain medications, is also more at risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis.

Nonetheless, the definitive cause of  pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. There are no precipitating factors, such as infections or other lung diseases, that could cause scarring of lung tissue initially, but scarring developed anyway. In such case, this condition is called idiopathic. Pulmonary fibrosis is considered to be more common among men than women. Middle-aged and older people are also affected more frequently. This condition can lead to respiratory failure, which is why preventative treatment is absolutely necessary.

Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Continuous cough
  • Weakness
  • Pain in the lungs
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle pain

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will listen to the patient’s lungs with a stethoscope, so check for strange sounds such as a whooshing noise or crackle.
  • The doctor will ask the patient about their medical history, to find out if they have ever been affected by any other lung conditions.
  • Imaging tests, such as an X-ray or CT scan, are performed so that doctors can examine the patient’s lung tissue and determine if there is any sign of scarring.
  • A lung function test can establish how much the lungs have been damaged by pulmonary fibrosis. The patient is asked to exhale into a special tube. This helps doctors determine how much air the patient can exhale and how quickly they are able to do it.
  • A biopsy can confirm the diagnosis if the imaging tests were unclear or if there is a suspicion of cancer.

Treatment

  • There is no definite cure for lung scarring. Nonetheless, there are many ways to alleviate this condition and avoid complications.
  • Medications are prescribed to reduce shortness of breath and alleviate muscle and/or joint pain.
  • Oxygen therapy and mechanical ventilation may be recommended, if the patient requires assistance with their breathing. This helps them to get the required amount of oxygen into their lungs.
  • A lung transplant may be necessary in extreme cases, if the patient’s ability to breathe has been drastically affected by tissue scarring and their condition is critical. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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