Interstitial Lung Diseases Symptoms
Symptoms of ILDs may be different depending on the type of ILD you have and how serious it is. They can happen quickly or slowly and get worse over time. Some people may not have symptoms at first, but symptoms can develop as your disease worsens.
Symptoms of ILDs include:
- Shortness of breath
- A dry cough
- Abnormal sounds when you breathe
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Extreme tiredness
- Clubbing, a widening and rounding at the ends of your fingers or toes along with a downward sloping of the nails
Symptoms in children who have ILDs may be different from symptoms in adults. Adults and children can have the same types of ILD, but there are some types that are unique to each group.