October 18 2011 Cough May Warn of Danger for Patients with Lung-Scarring Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – A new analysis has found that coughing may signal trouble for patients with the lung-scarring disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The study, published in the journal Respirology, found that patients with the condition who also cough are more likely to develop advanced forms of the disease that may be life threatening.
When idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis develops, tissue deep in the lungs becomes thick and scarred, likely due to a response to an unknown substance. The condition affects approximately 100,000 individuals in the United States, and up to half die within three years of being diagnosed.
Read the entire article at:
or go to www.ipftoday.com for more news.
This entry was posted in IPF, Medical, Pulmonary Fibrosis and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to October 18 2011 Cough May Warn of Danger for Patients with Lung-Scarring Disease

  1. Matt Englett says:

    Matt Englett
    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article post. Really Cool Matt Englett

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>