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Interstitial Lung Disease

What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

The term “interstitial lung disease” does not describe a single lung condition. It is actually an umbrella term that is used to describe more than 100 different types of pulmonary disorders – many of which are characterized by scarring in the lung’s delicate tissues.

Each of these disorders affects the body’s ability to absorb oxygen in the lungs, which causes symptoms such as consistent shortness of breath and a dry, annoying cough. This can make simple exercise and even moving from place to place a constant struggle for those managing one of the conditions.

What causes interstitial lung disease?

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) does not always have a defined cause. When this happens, the disorder is described as idiopathic. However, in many cases, the condition develops when an abnormal healing process occurs as a response to an injury or infection in the lungs.

Instead of producing the right amount of tissue, the body’s healing process goes amiss and the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs become scarred. The scarring and thickening of the air sacs make it difficult for oxygen to reach the bloodstream.

Who’s at risk?

Because ILD can develop without cause, everyone is potentially at risk of developing these disorders. Certain factors such as exposure to environmental contaminants like asbestos, coal, cotton and silica dust can increase the risk. Exposure to cigarette smoke and radiation therapy may also increase the risk. Individuals with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma have a higher risk as well.

For some people with idiopathic ILDs, alternative treatments and other forms of regenerative medicine have been found to be beneficial. To learn more about this treatment, which is offered by the Lung Health Institute, please contact one of our patient coordinators today (855) 882-1292 to schedule a free consultation.

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