Explaining Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for the Newly Diagnosed


This film from Focus Patient describes the rare chronic lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for patients who have been recently diagnosed.

Dr. Toby Maher talks about how doctors discuss idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with their newly diagnosed patients.

The educational film goes into detail about how the lungs work and how IPF affects the lungs. It discusses some of the possible causes of the disease, the common symptoms and how the condition is diagnosed and treated. It also offers practical advice on how to manage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis so that you can continue to enjoy a good quality of life.

The video explains that only around six in every 100,000 people have IPF and it’s usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70.

Discover why pulmonary fibrosis is often misdiagnosed. 

Pulmonary Fibrosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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