It’s estimated that 5 million people worldwide have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The life-threatening condition primarily affects the over-50 age group, although younger people are not immune. Idiopathic means that the cause of the disease is unknown, pulmonary means lungs, and fibrosis means scarring. Simply speaking — IPF is scarring in the lungs for unknown reasons.
In this HealthSketch video, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is explained. The illustrated video briefly covers all aspects of IPF including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and the tests needed to diagnose IPF. We also get info about lung transplants, medication, management of the disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, and emotional support.
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