Simple Facts of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


Coughing and shortness of breath are main symptoms and complications of a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a subcategory of pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult. IPF has no known cause and no current available cure, although some treatment options exist to ease the symptoms.

“What it’s like to live with IPF?” watch real patients’ testimonials about PF.

In this video, shared by Demystifying Medicine (a YouTube channel from McMaster University), learn more about the condition, some simple but important facts that will help you better understand who it tends to affect, its risk factors, how to treat it, and how to live better with it.

Learn more about some known pulmonary fibrosis causes here.

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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