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Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The first time you come across idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be when you or your loved one begins to experience lung and chest symptoms. IPF is a relatively rare disease, so it’s common for doctors to think of other conditions before performing tests for it. Since it isn’t well-known, patients and caregivers may feel isolated and almost helpless when it comes to knowing what the disease is, how it will impact day-to-day living, when to seek outside help, and more.

That’s why we’re here for you. These articles are meant to support you and your loved one as you start to get a better sense of what IPF is and what to do about it.