Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 101

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, shared in September 2014, a number of Canada’s leading pulmonary doctors and nurses, along with patients and caregivers, explain what it’s like to live with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Discover why pulmonary fibrosis is so difficult to diagnose and treat.

IPF is a type of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs, making it difficult for a person to breathe properly. Idiopathic means this type of PF has no known cause, and no cure, although there are treatments to address symptoms and to try to slow the disease’s progression.

Read about nine steps you can take to help manage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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