Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is an uncommon condition in which a natural material called surfactant clogs the air sacs in your lungs.
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis treatment and medications
1) Cleaning the lungs
A salt solution will be used to wash away the fluid within the alveoli (saline). A special tube is put into one of the lungs through the mouth or windpipe. If the symptoms are severe, you may need to have your entire lung cleansed.
2) Toxin removal
If you have secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, you must address the underlying cause. If it's caused by a toxin, for example, the toxin should be eliminated and avoided.
3) Boosting the system's performance
An injection or inhalation of a chemical that stimulates your body to produce white blood cells is also an option. Recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor is the name given to this chemical (GM-CSF).
If you have asthma symptoms, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help you breathe easier.
5) Transplantation of the lungs
In some situations, a lung transplant may be required. However, the condition is likely to reappear in transplanted lungs. On the condition that all other treatments have failed, a lung transplant is recommended.
List of Symptoms
Dyspnea or shortness of breath, pain or tightness in the chest, fever, loss of weight, coughing (sometimes, but not always), oxygen deficiency in the blood
List of Condition
Lung infection or immune problem, people between 30 to 50 are mostly affected
List of Drugs
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)