Other Lung Conditions: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, and Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Through conversations and discussions across COPD.net platforms, we have heard that some folks in our online community are living with other lung conditions in addition to COPD (chronic bronchitis or emphysema).
Learn more about a few other respiratory conditions below and share your experiences with us in the comments!
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is the most common disease under the umbrella of interstitial lung disease. PF is a chronic respiratory condition that causes scarring in the lungs.
Are you familiar with pulmonary fibrosis?
Bronchiectasis causes airways to become damaged and makes it difficult to clear mucus. It is a lung disease that is typically caused by a severe lung infection in early life. It may also be caused by other diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and even COPD.
Had you heard of bronchiectasis prior to reading this article?
Typically not diagnosed until later in life, sarcoidosis is characterized by the formation of nodules (called granulomas) that can affect a person's lungs, lymph nodes, eyes, heart, and more.
Do you or someone you know live with sarcoidosis?
What has been your experience with pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis, or pulmonary sarcoidosis? Are you living with any of these conditions? Start a discussion and let us know in the comments!
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