Answering Important Patient Questions About Pulmonary Fibrosis

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In this video from Demystifying Medicine, learn more about the difference between pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hear the answers to other frequently asked questions from patients living with the disease.

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The animated film tackles the subjects of oxygen saturation, shortness of breath, why PF patients cough so much, surgical biopsies, and all the scans a patient may need to have.

It explains that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis only differs from other types of PF because the cause of the disease is unclear. The video also goes on to describe hemoglobin saturation and shares that it’s not fully understood why pulmonary fibrosis patients have a persistent cough but that there are some viable theories.

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