Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

Pulmonary Fibrosis News: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

Simple Facts of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Coughing and shortness of breath are main symptoms and complications of a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a subcategory of pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult. IPF has no known cause and no current available cure, although some treatment options exist to ease…

PaTH Network and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

Coughing and shortness of breath are the main symptoms and complications of a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a subcategory of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic and typically progressive scarring lung disease. Some patients live many years with this disease, while some may have a shorter life with it.

4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Prevention Tips

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a respiratory disease that causes the lung tissue to become thick and stiff. Over time, it turns into scar tissue which is known as fibrosis. Because of the disease, the lungs lose their ability to properly function making it hard to transport oxygen into the…

Dr. Shea Talks About Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

As a serious, rare and deathly disease with no known cure, pulmonary fibrosis research is always evolving in an attempt to discover new treatment options, medicines or therapies that can help improve PF patients life and extend life expectancy. Researchers and doctors are in constant work to develop treatment…

6 Ways to Diagnose Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that affects the respiratory system by the thickening and stiffening of lung tissue, which ends up as scar tissue.  In cases when physicians are unable to identify the root cause of the disease, it is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. There is no single test that is able to…