Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to form in the lungs, making them thick and hard. Because the lungs become stiff and cannot take in enough oxygen, people with IPF find themselves out of breath just doing simple tasks like walking or hanging up laundry. The Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by this devastating disease that sadly has no cure. Here you can find the ‘need to know’ info on IPF including causes, symptoms, and medication.
IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS, or IPF for short, is a rare and progressive lung disease that causes scarring of the alveoli and interstitial tissues (located between alveoli and blood vessels) of the lungs.
IF THERE IS A KNOWN CAUSE of pulmonary fibrosis exists, removal from the environment or occupation can be effective. Some jobs involve inhaling small particles that can damage the alveoli and cause fibrosis.
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