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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)


Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic and progressive lung disease where the lung tissue becomes scarred and thickened, making it harder for the lungs to function properly. The exact cause of IPF is unknown, but it is believed to be related to aging and genetics. Symptoms of IPF include shortness of breath, a dry cough, and fatigue, and it can lead to respiratory failure and even death.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Patient

Odenville, AL

I've been on oxygen 24/7, which is very frustrating because I've always been very active. Currently, I have pneumonia in both lungs, so for now, I can only sit, look outside, watch TV and nap. I'm also on Esbriet, not a cure, but slows the disease.

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