Restrictive Lung Disease: Facts You Need to Know

Restrictive Lung Disease: Facts You Need to Know

There are two major classifications for chronic lung diseases. One group of chronic lung diseases is classified as obstructive lung disease, which includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) and emphysema. The other group is classified as restrictive lung...
Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages, Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Pulmonary Fibrosis Stages, Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Everything you need to know about pulmonary fibrosis stages, prognosis and life expectancy and what to do next. For those who are living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), the shock of the initial diagnosis is often devastating. As a degenerative lung disease, the...
Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Exercise: You Can Do It

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic, progressive and interstitial lung disease (ILD), occurring primarily in older adults. Pulmonary fibrosis and exercise can be quite a challenge because of the severe symptoms of the disease, which occur especially during any type...
4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Exercise Tips

4 Pulmonary Fibrosis Exercise Tips

For people living with pulmonary fibrosis, simple tasks, such as taking a shower, walking around the house and cooking a meal, can be challenging. Pulmonary fibrosis causes shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing and weakness. A type of interstitial lung disease,...
How Do Non-Smokers Get Pulmonary Fibrosis?

How Do Non-Smokers Get Pulmonary Fibrosis?

For people living with pulmonary fibrosis or people who are newly diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, you may wonder how you got the disease. This is a common and normal question to ask. Pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease. Generally, when a...
Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

Food for Pulmonary Fibrosis: What to Eat?

When it comes to eating food for pulmonary fibrosis, diet really is everything. Let’s start here: if you’ve been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), finding relief for your symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue) can be an all-encompassing desire....
What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that usually becomes more severe over time. As lung scarring and inflammation become more pronounced, they can significantly impact a person’s life expectancy and quality of life. The extent of this impact, however, can vary from...
What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

When physicians cannot determine the precise cause of a patient’s pulmonary fibrosis, it is classified as idiopathic (of unknown origin). Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is extremely common. In fact, most cases of pulmonary fibrosis are not linked to one specific cause....
What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis?

The most common symptom of pulmonary fibrosis is shortness of breath. In early stages, the condition often produces only mild breathlessness, which may be unnoticeable at first. Over time, as scar tissue continues to accumulate in the lungs, the associated breathing...
What Causes Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Disease?

What Causes Pulmonary Fibrosis Lung Disease?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition characterized by the development of scarring (fibrosis) in and around the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. The resulting thickening and stiffening of lung tissue can lead to breathing difficulties and make it difficult for essential...
Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: 4 Tips for Breathing Better

Coping with Pulmonary Fibrosis: 4 Tips for Breathing Better

Pulmonary fibrosis can be a difficult condition to live with. We’re here to make it easier. Pulmonary fibrosis is a restrictive lung disease that develops primarily as a result of exposure to tobacco smoke or other harmful airborne particulates. The symptoms of the...
Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

Diseases of the Lungs: Could It Be Chronic Lung Disease?

The best time to make a discovery about your health is early. Generally speaking, when it comes to your health, the earlier you discover a problem or abnormality the better. The reason behind this is obvious: intervention is aided by time. Time allows discovery,...
Scarring of the Lungs and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Scarring of the Lungs and Pulmonary Fibrosis

If you live with pulmonary fibrosis, you’ve likely heard a lot about the scarring of the lungs. People with pulmonary fibrosis develop scar tissue in their lungs, which makes it difficult to breathe normally and fully. Let us explain what it means to have scarring of...
Creating a Pulmonary Fibrosis Diet

Creating a Pulmonary Fibrosis Diet

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which your lung tissue becomes scarred, making it difficult to breathe. While smoking cigarettes or environmental irritants can increase the likelihood of developing the disease, in most cases, the cause is unknown. Symptoms vary...