Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms: Aching Joints and Muscles

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease where tissue in the lungs becomes scarred and thickens. This leads to common symptoms such as a persistent cough, shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, and digital clubbing.

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Many pulmonary fibrosis patients also suffer from aching joints and muscles. As the condition progresses, less and less oxygen is able to enter the blood stream. This means that less oxygen can get to the muscles and joints in the body and patients may start to experience aching and general pain.

In addition, some pulmonary fibrosis patients may also suffer from mercury-induced damage to the lungs. Mercury toxicity can also reside in the muscles causing pain.

There are medications to help pulmonary fibrosis patients better manage their symptoms, such as corticosteroids for inflammation and oxygen therapy. Doctors may recommend exercise to help strengthen the joints and muscles. Find out more about aching joints and muscles in pulmonary fibrosis here.

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