The Causes of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis


In this Boehringer Ingelheim Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis video shared in September 2014, Professor Ulrich Costabel from the Department of Pneumology and Allergology at the Ruhrlandklinik in Essen, Germany, discusses the causes of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Find out more about personalized care for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients here. 

Professor Costabel explains that while there is no known cause for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, there are certain aspects that may be to blame.

Read about six lesser-known symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis here.

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One comment

  1. Gillian says:

    I believe that the increase in lung disease and the onset of IPF can be directly linked to the increased use of LEAF BLOWING MACHINES.
    At a risk of being vulgar the old saying eat SH-T and die is more of BREATHE SH-T AND DIE. Because that is what this machine is responsible for transporting to our lungs. They blast a powerful force onto the ground and lift remnants of animal faeces which are blasted by the powerful blower into microscopic particles from the ground into the air to then be picked up by air currents for us all to inhale and literally kill our lungs and aggravate those already with lung and allergy issues!

    You who invented – build – purchase or merely use this deadly redundant polluting machine are responsible for the increase in lung disease which is now way up the ladder as a leading killer. If someone takes the time to monitor the popularity with these abominations with the progressive and even new lung diseases, like the incurable Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis It is my opinion there will be a direct causal link. IPF is caused by breathing in animal faeces and this is the tool that delivers it to our lungs! This deadly pollution kills and turns lung tissue into dead scar tissue and progresses until the sufferer literally suffocates a slow miserable death – my mother has it , she is not a smoker – it is relatively new and incurable.
    I implore and hope that all of you will help bring awareness to this danger and that You will take a moment to think before you use this abominable piece of deadly machinery – do you want you – your loved ones your children to be exposed to this a slow suffocating death sentence?

    Join the enlightened cities like Coral Gables LosAngeles Aspen Santa Monica and Ban this deadly ticking time bomb! Please read the studies they carried out to make this decision and declare war on the LEAF BLOWER and especially use on sidewalks and non wooded areas where the remnants of animal faeces are prevalent and will be blasted into our air currents and find St way into our lungs!

    Please someone carry out a direct study to prove my opinion and lets prevent more needless endless suffering nt only for IPF, but all lung disease, allergies hearing loss (noise over the maximum 85 decibels) and other problems with the polluting fumes they disperse.

    Spread. The word and ban this abomination

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