What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?
What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)? IPF is a rare lung disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. This scarring of the lung tissue causes IPF patients to experience severe difficulties in breathing among other serious symptoms. In this animated video, shared by FOCUS PATIENT Ltd, learn more about this condition, how it develops, what it does to the lungs, how lungs should be working and how they actually work while suffering from IPF, risk factors that may lead to the development of the condition, and symptoms and signs, among other helpful and useful information.
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