Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease refers to large group of lung disorders characterized by inflammation and scarring that make it hard for the lungs to get enough oxygen. The scarring is called pulmonary fibrosis.


  • Dry cough
  • Breathing Difficulty on walking
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Widening and rounding of the tips of the fingers or toes (clubbing)
  • Extreme tiredness and weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chest Discomfort


Occupational and environmental factors

  • Silica dust
  • Asbestos fibers
  • Grain dust
  • Bird and animal droppings
  • Radiation treatments
  • Indoor hot tubs

Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease

Some of the following tests may be necessary. Dr Indu Bubna- Lung Specialists in Mumbai, is an expert in this field and has vast experience in treating all types of fibrotic lung diseases.

  • Chest Xray
  • Blood Tests
  • High Resolution Computerized Tomography (HRCT) scan.
  • Echocardiogram (2DECHO).
  • Pulmonary function tests(PFT with DLCO).
  • Six Minute Walk Distance (6MWD).
  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG).


The lung scarring that occurs in pulmonary fibrosis can't be reversed, some treatments may improve symptoms temporarily or slow the disease's progression. Others may help improve quality of life. We will evaluate the severity of your condition to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.