Diopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Diopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and generally fatal disease characterized by scarring of the lungs that thickens the lining of the lungs, causing an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transport oxygen. IPF ultimately robs a patient of the ability to breathe.
- Dry, persistent cough lasting longer than 30 days
- Chronic shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea
- Crackling sound in the lungs that can only be heard through a doctor’s stethoscope.