In this video from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation shared in September 2014, we meet some patients and family members who are living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. They talk about how the disease has impacted their lives, the symptoms they are dealing with and the choices they have had to face regarding lung transplants.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has no known cause and although it usually affects older people, it can affect children and young adults. Living with any chronic disease poses many challenges and frustrations along the way, and IPF is no exception. Our columnist, Charlene Marshall, talks about some of the things she finds most difficult about having IPF and how she is trying to adjust to her new life with the disease.
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