How doctors diagnose pulmonary fibrosis
Because PF shares symptoms with other lung diseases like COPD and pulmonary hypertension, it can be difficult to diagnose. However, many patients have a distinctive crackling sound in their lungs when doctors listen to their breathing.
Patients will also need to undergo several tests including blood work, CAT scans, comprehensive medical history, lung function tests, and in some cases a biopsy to confirm pulmonary fibrosis.
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