Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

How to Live with Pulmonary Fibrosis in Six Steps

1. Find Information About Pulmonary Fibrosis It’s normal for patients to be overwhelmed by a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). PF is a respiratory disease that causes scarring or fibrosis in the lung tissue, and in most cases the causes are not fully understood. Being a rare condition, it’s…

Pulmonologist Dr. Eli Colon Explains What Pulmonary Fibrosis is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axuIDgf1hkE Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a respiratory disease characterized by the formation of scarred tissue in the lungs, specifically in the air sacs known as alveoli. However, being a rare disease that affects about five million people throughout the world, pulmonary fibrosis is often away from the spotlight, which leads to…

5 Celebrities Who Have Lost Loved Ones to PF

1. Aoife Clancy Musician Aoife Clancy was famous for being a member of the band Cherish the Ladies. On September 6th, 2002, she lost her father to pulmonary fibrosis after a three-year struggle with the disease. Aoife and Bobby Clancy had a close relationship as he was the one that…

Could COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis be Related?

There are many shared risk factors for the development of the lung diseases pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but researchers of the two chronic conditions usually focus on understanding each disease separately. New research has found evidence that there may be a common genetic predisposition for the development of…

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Management: Four Treatment Options

1. Medication Currently, two medicines are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Both Esbriet (pirfenidone) and Ofev (nintedanib) became available in 2014. Taken orally, Esbiret is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-fibrotic drug shown effective in reducing inflammation and fibrosis simultaneously.