Top 5 Recommended Reads for Pulmonary Fibrosis


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Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disease caused by scarred tissue in the lungs. The thickening of this tissue makes it difficult to transport oxygen from the lungs, resulting in shortness of breath. Below is a list of informative books about the disease, compiled with help from alibris and Friesen Press and personal experiences from people who have lived with it.

1. “Breathing Should Never Be Hard Work” by Robert Davidson 
This true story is about one man’s fight against the disease, and how he didn’t let it stop him living his life. It’s an interesting read about someone’s real experience living with PF.

2. “Pulmonary Fibrosis” by Sem H. Phan
This book is full of medical- and science-based information about the disease, studies into clinical practice and concepts on the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis.

MORE: What causes pulmonary fibrosis?

3. “Basica and Clinical Aspects of Pulmonary Fibrosis” by Tamotsu Takishima
Various experts contributed to this book to provide detailed information regarding studies and the development of new therapies for pulmonary fibrosis.

4. “Advances in Pulmonary Fibrosis” by John Simpson and Ann Millar 
This book is a collection of informative papers about pulmonary fibrosis, which summarize the latest medical developments.

5. “Interstitial Lung Disease” by Marvin I Schwarz 
This book includes a complete overview of interstitial lung diseases, along with thorough patient evaluations. There are helpful tables and figures to complement the information provided, focusing on the effects of the diseases on both adults and children.

MORE: Tips for caregivers of patients with pulmonary fibrosis.

Pulmonary Fibrosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. 


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