4 Factors that Impact Pulmonary Fibrosis Prevention


Genetics: As genetics play a role in the development of PF, patients can undergo tests to find out if they are susceptible to the disease.

Infections: Certain factors, such as viral infections, are unavoidable. In the case of exposure to viral infections, taking chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate (Trexall) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), heart medication like amiodarone (Cordarone, Nexterone, Pacerone), and propranolol (Inderol , Innopran), or antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, and others) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), and being aware of any possible symptoms are both key..

MORE: 6 Famous People Who Lost Their Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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