What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

By james
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Our lungs do an essential job for us. They allow us to absorb oxygen from the air and oxygen is essential for our survival. This means that we should take very good care of our lungs, and plenty of exercise is one of the best ways to do that. We should also try and avoid activities that might do our lungs harm.

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that can seriously impact our lungs’ ability to do their job. This can have quite an effect on the patient’s quality of life, while it can also be dangerous in some situations. There are several potential causes of the condition, and a number of unwelcome symptoms.

1. Pulmonary Fibrosis

The alveoli within our lungs are quite delicate. That is usually just fine because they are tucked away deep inside the body where they are relatively safe. That does not mean to say that they are completely safe, however, and these tissues can become damaged in the wrong circumstances.

Damage to these tissues will cause scarring, and this will cause them to become thicker. This, in turn, can make it harder for the lungs to absorb oxygen, making it harder for the patient to breathe. The condition will start so mild that it’s barely noticeable, and develop into something that’s very noticeable indeed.

Pulmonary Fibrosis

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