What does lung fibrosis mean?.. In light of the Corona pandemic, many patients were exposed to lung fibrosis, and this disease caused the patient to be placed on different breathing devices, whether it was oxygen with a specific concentration according to the condition or artificial respiration, and during this report we will learn about ways to treat lung fibrosis. .
Dr. Ayman El-Sayed Salem, Head of the Chest Department, Faculty of Medicine, Kasr Al-Aini, Cairo University, confirmed to “Youm Seven” that fibrosis or failure in lung function is one of the most important causes of respiratory failure, so the patient becomes unable to breathe, as a result of the inability of the lung to extract Oxygen is removed from the air and delivered to the blood circulation, so the patient feels after being able to catch his breath, and the lung is rehabilitated by placing the patient on oxygen devices, to help the lung to perform its function and rehabilitate it.
Mr. Salem explained that there is a widespread matter that must be corrected, which is that in the case of a high rate of lung fibrosis, this means that this person will need breathing devices, and this is not true, as the percentage of fibrosis that the lung is exposed to is different from its functional start, meaning that in the case of a percentage Asbestosis, the lung may not be affected by its normal function.
The head of the chest department in Al-Qasr Al-Ainy confirmed that there are many treatments that are given to the pulmonary fibrosis patient, in order to stop the fibrosis, reduce the exposure of the condition to deterioration and cause pulmonary or respiratory failure, and among these drugs are cortisone, and anti-inflammatories, and they are taken in specific doses under Physician supervision.
Regarding lung transplantation, he indicated that respiratory failure is the only treatment for lung transplantation, but in the event of a viral or bacterial infection, the patient is prevented from doing the transplant until this infection is treated, because the lung is one of the very sensitive organs that are treated with caution, but This type of surgery is not available in Egypt.
Finally, the head of the chest department explained that exposure to air pollution and immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism and lupus erythematosus are more dangerous than infection with corona, and cause lung exposure to complications, and therefore it is necessary to stay away from such causes to preserve its health, and treat immune diseases.