Anyone can suffer from pulmonary fibrosis, but it’s more common among middle-aged and older adults. Each patient has an individualized experience with the disease, which means that it can progress faster in some patients than others. As the lung tissue becomes thicker, the lungs lose their ability to properly provide oxygen to the bloodstream, affecting numerous organs including the brain. The signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis develop over time and they tend to start off lightly. Patients often only experience severe symptoms in more advanced stages of the disease.
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing alterations
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