What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

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On a recent er visit my chest X-ray showed mild interstitial prominence. Should I be concerned
Interstitial lung disease is a chronic and serious disease, however the diagnosis isn't easy. A chest X-ray isn't enough to diagnose. Please you need to follow up with your doctor for further tests.
My problem groundglass in my heart
I don’t know how to treat ?
Hello Ms. Cho, groundglass is a term in Radiology, it means the image looks like a piece of ground glass they can't see what it is. It's not a diagnosis. When a ground-glass opacity shows in the CAT scan for lung, a biopsy is usually followed to identify what it is. For heart, I'm not sure. But I think a cardiologist should take a further action. Unlike the lung, to which CAT is almost the only examining tool, there're many tools to examine your heart. You should get a diagnosis first, then the treatment.
Ground-glass image is either infection or tumor. A biopsy is necessary.
I was diagnosed almost 11 yrs ago with ILD and just recently, stage 4 liver disease. I was diagnosed with scleroderma about 4-5 yrs ago with all the diseases that go with that, raynauds syndrome, shogrens, arthritis, vasculitis, and others. I got the shock of my life when I went to see my rheumatologist a year ago. She was such a bully to the point of being down right mean. She said, as she stomped out of the exam room “and you don’t even have scleroderma!” She left me sobbing on the table. She’s refused to talk to me since, yet has her assistant message me saying she wants me to have these $9000 infusions, twice two weeks apart . I know nothing about them. Anyway, today a receive a message via a message board of sorts from my Pulmonologist saying I don’t have ILD! I had an open lung biopsy several yrs ago confirming the diagnosis. She was not my doctor then. Both doctors left me high and dry. I know nothing now. What in the world do I do? I don’t want my physical well -being in their hands. And w
Hello, you've shared your story that drew my attention, there's limited information for evaluating your health condition though. I would suggest the following: 1. average ILD life expectancy is 2-5 years, you were diagnosed 11 years ago, you may have taken medications, but this "11 years" is good to make any Pulmonologist re-evaluate your lung condition. 2. If you can share your test results, I'm sure more people can help you. 3. You sound upset, being upset doesn't help, being happy does help. Even if you can't get any one of the problems solved, you're alive today and you've got to live well for as long as you live. Be happy and optimistic, think about the positive sides.
It is impossible to have that for 11 years someone made a mistake cause I was told I have it and they told me that no one lives past 5 years
You have been misinformed. I have this diagnoses and I am in a support group of many people who have outlived the life expectancy.i think it is depending on the person and their individual case. As for what to do about the diagnosis, I would be asking a lot of questions as to why they have been treating something that did not exist and what is the real diagnoses and perhaps seeking an opinion from another professional.
On a recent er visit my chest X-ray showed mild interstitial prominence. Should I be concerned
Interstitial lung disease is a chronic and serious disease, however the diagnosis isn't easy. A chest X-ray isn't enough to diagnose. Please you need to follow up with your doctor for further tests.
Want fossils look like in xrays
Sorry that no pic is allowed here! But I've uploaded one pic below, you may check it out in my answer zone!
I was diagnosed almost 11 yrs ago with ILD and just recently, stage 4 liver disease. I was diagnosed with scleroderma about 4-5 yrs ago with all the diseases that go with that, raynauds syndrome, shogrens, arthritis, vasculitis, and others. I got the shock of my life when I went to see my rheumatologist a year ago. She was such a bully to the point of being down right mean. She said, as she stomped out of the exam room “and you don’t even have scleroderma!” She left me sobbing on the table. She’s refused to talk to me since, yet has her assistant message me saying she wants me to have these $9000 infusions, twice two weeks apart . I know nothing about them. Anyway, today a receive a message via a message board of sorts from my Pulmonologist saying I don’t have ILD! I had an open lung biopsy several yrs ago confirming the diagnosis. She was not my doctor then. Both doctors left me high and dry. I know nothing now. What in the world do I do? I don’t want my physical well -being in their hands. And w
Hello, you've shared your story that drew my attention, there's limited information for evaluating your health condition though. I would suggest the following: 1. average ILD life expectancy is 2-5 years, you were diagnosed 11 years ago, you may have taken medications, but this "11 years" is good to make any Pulmonologist re-evaluate your lung condition. 2. If you can share your test results, I'm sure more people can help you. 3. You sound upset, being upset doesn't help, being happy does help. Even if you can't get any one of the problems solved, you're alive today and you've got to live well for as long as you live. Be happy and optimistic, think about the positive sides.
I was dx with ILD in 2003, following a 3 week episode of sarcoidosis, that primarily attacked my lungs causing dyspnea and lowered oxygen sat during short periods of walking. Tx involved 100 mg of prednisone QD for 6 months. After an MRI and scope of my lungs I was told I have ILD. That occured in 2003 it's now 2019. I also was told that I would probably live a long and normal life. I due have difficulty breathing at times, while my occupation involves walking 7 to 8 miles, 5 to 6 days a Week as a letter carrier.
God bless you.
A wonderful experience. The cause for sarcoidosis is unknown, but some patients do respond to predisone treatment. You are lucky, as you are one of those who respond. You can regularly check your lungs by CAT scan once per one or 2 year.

Here is a pic of fossils scanned by X-rays, hope it helps!

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