How Does Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Affect Patients?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung condition which has a devastating effect on the lives of patients and their loved ones. In this film from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation shared in 2014, we hear from the some of the people who have been directly affected by IPF. The video aims to raise awareness of the disease, helping people understand the disease and the emotional effects it has on patients and their families.

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The film explains that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a difficult disease to diagnose because its main symptoms are a cough and shortness of breath, symptoms that could be attributed to many different conditions. Patients can often be misdiagnosed or have to wait many months, sometimes years, before an accurate diagnosis is found. Once a person has been diagnosed, they will be given treatment and therapies which hope to slow down the progression of the disease as there is no cure for IPF.

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