6 Pulmonary Fibrosis Risk Factors

Although pulmonary fibrosis (PF) can strike without any known cause (known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) there are factors that can increase your risk of contracting the chronic lung disease. We’ve compiled a list of six risk factors for pulmonary fibrosis based on information from the Mayo Clinic.



Typically pulmonary fibrosis strikes people of middle-age and older, however there are many cases of infants, older children and young adults having the disease.

Discover some simple facts about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis here.


  1. George Rydberg says:

    I have been on Ofev since March and am very pleased. The fibrosis has been held in check either from the medicine or I am on a plateau.

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