Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) isn’t just one disease. It is more than 200 different lung diseases, types of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), that all include inflammation or scarring of the lungs.

If you are like many others, you may never have heard of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) or interstitial lung disease (ILD).  Interstitial lung diseases are relatively rare comparted to chronic pulmonary disease (COPD), a much more common breathing-related ailment. 

Therapies Available

There is no cure available for PF or ILD, but medications and treatment are available that can significantly slow the progression of lung fibrosis.

Medical research and clinical trials are underway that may offer more effective treatments soon. Many PF Warriors have found that lifestyle changes and new drug therapies help extend their lives longer than previously expected and can improve the quality of their lives.

 

Resources

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer, healthier lives.

The American Lung Association is working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research

At Lungs&You, you can find information about pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and interstitial lung disease (ILD). 

Genetech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. 

Living with PF ILD, A Patient and Caregiver Information and Resource Guide was written by our members. They share how to live your best life with Pulmonary Fibrosis/ILD.  Free for members who join now.