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Pulmonary fibrosis (idiopathic)

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Introduction
NHS Choices information on pulmonary fibrosis (idiopathic) including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The most common symptom of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is shortness of breath
Causes of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
It is thought that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is triggered when the cells that line the lung alveoli (air sacs) become damaged
Diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
NHS Choices information on diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The main aim of treatment is to improve the symptoms and slow down its progression