Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) | American Lung Association

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Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lungs. The information here can be helpful to anyone facing one of the many types of pulmonary fibrosis, including the most commonly diagnosed, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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What you need to know about pulmonary fibrosis

Find out about the types, symptoms and risk factors of pulmonary fibrosis.

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What to do after a pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis

Learn important treatment information, what to expect and how to get support.

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What to do when a loved one is diagnosed

Know what you can do to help someone living with pulmonary fibrosis.

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Share your pulmonary fibrosis story

Your story helps raise much-needed awareness of the disease and lets people facing pulmonary fibrosis know they are not alone.

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Our Lung HelpLine is staffed by registered nurses and respiratory therapists ready to help answer your questions about pulmonary fibrosis.

Call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872).

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For healthcare providers

Learn about pulmonary fibrosis and resources that can help your patients.

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