What Is the Prognosis for Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Q:
What is the prognosis for pulmonary fibrosis?

A:
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease that occurs when scars form in the lung. It is a progressive disease and can cause serious breathing problems. If you get pulmonary fibrosis, you may have symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, nail clubbing, a dry cough and unexplained weight loss. Its symptoms will worsen over time.

The prognosis of pulmonary fibrosis is poor. People with pulmonary fibrosis can live, on average, around 3-5 years after diagnosing the disease. But the length is variable, some patients can live  about 7 years.

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