Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis often begin gradually and worsen as the scarring progresses. In the early stages of the disease, symptoms occur with exertion, but eventually they may interfere with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and eating.
Some people with pulmonary fibrosis may experience acute exacerbation, a sudden and severe worsening of symptoms that requires emergency treatment.
Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:
- Dry cough that won’t go away
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Clubbed (rounded) fingers and toes