According to the Mayo Clinic, though no current cure for pulmonary fibrosis exists, medications and other treatment options can help improve a patient’s quality of life.
As the disease evolves, several complications may arise. Here is a list of six possible pulmonary fibrosis complications:
1. High blood pressure in the lungs: Unlike normal high blood pressure, this condition is different because it only affects your lung’s arteries. It begins when the smallest arteries and capillaries are compressed by scar tissue, causing increased resistance to blood flow in your lungs. This creates pressure within the pulmonary arteries and the right ventricle and can result in the development of pulmonary hypertension.