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Pulmonary fibrosis
My husband after covid got effected with pulmonary fibrosis..in ct scan 40-50% damage it caused. Is there better treatment for this ? Will it get cured? What all complications can occur? Presently he is on oxygen support at night time.spo2 is 93 now... How long will it take time to get cured?
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Hello, I can understand your concern Post covid fibrosis is usually treated with steroids or antifibrotics depending on the CT findings Response is variable. Some patients are seen to have near complete clinical response  and improvement of CT findings and are able to wean from Oxygen while some are seen to progress also. Complications- if progressive can go for respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension,cardiac arrest due to hypoxia Time for response depends on the condition of underlying lung.
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continue on oxygen support Pulmonology consultation cardiology evaluation to look for any cardiac cause for dyspnea Blood D dimer to be tested
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Try to do breathing exercises
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Need to go through the clinical details, reports and scans in detail , in order to plan ahead.
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consult Pulmonologist for evaluation and management
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Need to know more details about history, cause of fibrosis etc,gurther fibrosis can be prevented using anti fibrotic drugs,in advanced stage you have an option to get a lung transplant done if his fibrosis worsens,if he develops severe respiratory failure,pulmonary hypertension etc,presently oxygen support needs to be continued,need to evaluate in detail for further guidance
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consult pulmonologist for further evaluation and treatment
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Take a consultation with Pulmonologist for better evaluation and treatment
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Antibiotics may be helpful. Lung exercises with respirometer can be done.un necessary exercises,heavy exercises to be avoided.pl continue o2 support. Pl consult Pulmonologist online with all the reports and treatment taken.
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Do a online consultation with a pulmonologist for further evaluation and management
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Post Covid fibrosis usually recovere with time but if comorbidities and age related issues, other ILD with it may complicate recovery. Antifibrotics are debatable. Lung exercise, and rehab programme yields better results.
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Consult me at practo prime app.
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Proning, deep breathing exercises help to reduce hypoxia.
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Hi. I understand your concern. Do a online consult for a detailed analysis of symptoms and reports to suggest you further management plan and treatment prescription for the same
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