Explaining the Symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
This animated video from Boehringer Ingelheim discusses the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The video explains that IPF is a rare lung condition which is notoriously difficult to diagnose and is often misdiagnosed as other more common lung diseases like COPD and asthma.
The main symptoms of IPF include breathlessness (particularly when doing anything physical), a persistent dry cough, and fatigue. However, these symptoms are also commonly presented in other lung diseases. Other symptoms which point to a diagnosis of IPF are a crackling sound when your lungs are listened to with a stethoscope and the clubbing of fingers and toes due to a lack of oxygen in the blood.
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