Health care: Shortness of breath is a common symptom of pulmonary fibrosis

The Public Authority for Health Care said that shortness of breath is a common symptom and often indicates a larger problem that has not yet been diagnosed, the most famous of which is pulmonary fibrosis, pointing out that pulmonary fibrosis is a serious lung disease that occurs when lung tissue is damaged.

Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis

Regarding the diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, health care confirmed that it depends on the symptoms and the patient’s medical history, and symptoms often include:
Difficulty and shortness of breath, especially when walking or doing some daily activities.
Cough (chronic, dry, persistent cough).
– Intolerance of exercise.
Unexplained weight loss.
Muscle and joint pain.
Increased width and roundness of the tips of the fingers and toes.

Diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis

The General Authority for Health Care indicated that the department of thoracic surgery in the hospitals of the General Authority for Health Care diagnoses and treats cases of pulmonary fibrosis, at the hands of a distinguished elite of consultants and university professors in heart and thoracic surgery.

And it called on citizens to check and call 15344 to book or inquire about comprehensive health insurance beneficiaries, or book through its unit or center. For non-beneficiaries, you can book directly from the hospital.

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Proper healthy lifestyles

In another context, the Public Authority for Health Care launched workshops to raise awareness of healthy and healthy lifestyles for women and children, coinciding with the International Breastfeeding Week, for the second year in a row, in Ismailia and Port Said governorates.

Under the slogan “The Working Mother… Between Breastfeeding and Work”, the workshops were launched in the two governorates, in cooperation with the National Institute of Nutrition and with the support of the International Infant Feeding Network in the Arab World (IBFAN), the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The World Health Organization, the Egyptian Association of Breastfeeding Consultants, and the Egyptian Foundation for Child Health and Nutrition.
The authority also held workshops for medical service providers in the authority, who provide medical services to the mother and child, with the aim of helping mothers face challenges and reduce improper nutritional practices that may interfere with optimal natural nutrition.

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