Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

The Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis

While doctors are sometimes able to identify the causes which led to the development of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), there are many instances where the cause can not be determined, making it a case of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). MORE: Study links biology of aging and IPF, opens new paths for possible therapies…

9 Types of Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is not a lung disease itself but a group of several lung conditions, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). You can see the difference between IPF and other interstitial lung diseases by looking at the affected lung tissue under a microscope. According to WebMD, ILDs attack the interstitium, the tissue and space around the lung’s air sacs. MORE: Interstitial lung disease remains major a diagnostic challenge This large group of diseases is known for creating progressive scarring of the interstitium which can cause progressive lung stiffness that will end up affecting the patient’s breathing…