Pulmonary Fibrosis

About- Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs due to damaged or scarred lung tissue.  
Symptoms-
 A chronic, dry cough
 Chest discomfort
 Clubbing fingertips
 Fatigue
 Joint pain
 Muscle Pain
 Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
 Unexplained weight loss
 Weakness
 
Causes-
 Bacterial or viral infection
 Dermatomyositis
 Exposure to radiation treatments
 Genetics
 Lupus
 Mixed connective tissue disease
 Occupational and environmental factors like Silica dust, Asbestos fibers, hard metal dust, Coal dust, Grain dust, Bird and animal droppings
 Pneumonia
 Polymyositis
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Sarcoidosis
 Scleroderma
 Use of certain medications including Chemotherapy drugs, Heart medications, Some antibiotics, Anti-inflammatory drugs
 Vasculitis

Specialists to visit
 Cardiologist
 Pulmonologist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/
http://www.lung.org

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