Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Learn about the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), how it impacts your body, how it’s diagnosed, and more.

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If you think you could be suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)—or even if you’ve already been diagnosed—you may feel confused and overwhelmed.

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What is IPF?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and serious irreversible lung disease. Diagnosing IPF can be a long and difficult process, because IPF is such a rare disease.

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Symptoms of IPF

Symptoms of IPF, such as breathlessness, chest tightness, cough, and fatigue can occur.

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Lung Function and IPF

To understand idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) better, it’s important to understand how your lungs work.

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How Is IPF Diagnosed?

Receiving an early diagnosis for IPF is very important. That’s because IPF is a progressive disease — meaning it worsens over time.

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Options for Managing the Symptoms of IPF

There are things you can do to help manage idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), learn about what they are.

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Helpful Information About Living with IPF

People living with IPF experience a number of challenges that often come with a range of feelings. Find out what they are.

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