Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lungs

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains the alveoli is where the air needs to be in order to get oxygen mixed with blood, and that is what we need to breathe. He says when you have pulmonary fibrosis, the area of the alveoli becomes a little stiff, restricted, and the breathing becomes more difficult. "It is like having grapes there and the grapes are getting dry."

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