Lung Problem Healed.

God can do anything!

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We received an email from a lady with the following testimony:

“A couple of years ago I asked you to pray about a fairly serious lung problem I had developed as a result  of the Rheumatoid Arthritis.  When I had the next Xray, the shadows had gone, there was still a small amount of other stuff there, but nothing serious. healing had occurred. Praise God.”

When I first saw this I rejoiced: God is so very good to people. I told someone about it and they asked if Rheumatoid Arthritis could affect the lungs. A quick search found the following information.

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect your lungs?

Answers from April Chang-Miller, M.D.

 Although rheumatoid arthritis primarily affects joints, it sometimes causes lung disease as well. People who have had rheumatoid arthritis for several years and who are between the ages of 50 and 60 seem to be the most likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis-related lung disease. Occasionally, however, lung problems surface before the joint inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

The lung problems most often linked to rheumatoid arthritis include:

  • Scarring within the lungs. Scarring related to long-term inflammation (interstitial lung disease) may cause shortness of breath, chronic dry cough, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite.
  • Lung nodules. Small lumps may form in the lungs (rheumatoid nodules), as well as in other parts of the body. Lung nodules usually cause no signs or symptoms, and they don’t pose a risk of lung cancer. In some cases, however, a nodule can rupture and cause a collapsed lung.
  • Pleural disease. The tissue surrounding the lungs, known as the pleura (PLOOR-uh), can become inflamed in rheumatoid arthritis. Pleural inflammation is often accompanied by pleural effusion (PLOOR-ul uh-FU-zhun) — a buildup of fluid between two layers of the pleura. Sometimes the fluid disappears on its own. A large pleural effusion, however, can cause shortness of breath. Pleural disease may also cause fever and pain on breathing.

(Chang-Millar, A. “Can rheumatoid arthritis affect your lungs?”  retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/expert-answers/rheumatoid-arthritis/faq-20058245. Date accessed:27 Aug 2015)

Praise God! He can completely heal people from rheumatoid arthritis affected lungs!

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