What Is Fibrosis?

By amanda
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  • 1. Wynn, T.A. “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Fibrosis.” Journal of Pathology vol. 214, 2 (2008): 199-210. doi: 1002/path.2277
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2. What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Person’s diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis suffer from a lung disorder. This hardening of the lung’s tissue limits the airflow and interferes with breathing. This disease is progressive, so over time, it will worsen and make it increasingly difficult for the lungs to function. The damage cannot be reversed, but medication and therapy help alleviate symptoms.

This type of fibrosis is found more frequently in middle-aged and older adults. Men are more likely to get it than women. People who smoke are at higher risk for the disease, and person’s engaged in certain occupations, such as mining, construction and farming, also likewise endangered. Genetics can also play a role.


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