Learn About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis happens when you breathe in specific substances (allergens) that cause your body to have an allergic reaction. This is commonly an occupational disease that can be treated by avoiding exposure to the allergen.
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis are similar to the flu at first and may become more severe the longer you are exposed to the substance that is making you sick. Early diagnosis is important to avoid serious complications.
Treating and Managing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is completely reversible in the early stages, so the single most important thing that you can do is avoid the allergen that is causing your disease. Take these steps to limit exposure.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through an appointment with your doctor. Here are some questions about hypersensitivity pneumonitis.