PFF

Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive, debilitating lung disease.

In simple terms, pulmonary fibrosis (PF) means scarring in the lungs that, over time, can destroy the normal lung and make it hard for oxygen to get into your blood. Watch video.

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50000+

new cases diagnosed annually.

200000+

Americans living with pulmonary fibrosis.

No Cure Yet

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation supports research and provides patient resources. Click to learn more.

Do you have any of these PF symptoms?

Dry, Hacking Cough

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Shortness of Breath

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Fatigue

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Current or past smoker

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Age 65 or over

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Family history of interstitial lung disease

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Use of certain medications

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Radiation treatment to the chest

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Environmental exposures

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Autoimmune diseases

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Occupational exposures

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Unknown (most common)

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Download our PF Risk List of symptoms and risk factors to share with your doctor.

Find a Doctor

Talk to your doctor about pulmonary fibrosis. Ask your doctor to listen for crackles in your lungs, and about pulmonary function and/or high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) tests to help facilitate a clear diagnosis. A referral to a pulmonologist—a lung specialist—may be necessary. Be persistent and advocate for your health.

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PFF

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