Treatment for Interstitial Lung Disease
Commonly called “pulmonary fibrosis,” Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is a name for a category of more than 130 lung disorders - all of which cause scarring of the lungs.
The diagnosis of ILD is made after physicians at the Institute for Asthma and Lung Diseases at New York Methodist take a medical history, conduct a physical exam, and order tests which may include chest x-ray, pulmonary function tests, exercise tests, a special type of bronchoscopy (an exam of the airways in the lung using a flexible, lighted tube called a bronchoscope) to check inflamed cells in the lung, blood tests, and open lung biopsy. Treatment can include medication and, if known, eliminating the source of the problem.
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