Pulmonary Fibrosis (and other ILDs)

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Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung condition where there is scarring and thickening of lung tissue which reduces the efficiency of your breathing.  In Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) the cause of the pulmonary fibrosis is not known.  Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most common type of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).

Sources of information about pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other ILDs

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - about IPF, symptoms, causes, diagnosing and treating IPF - NHS Inform

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - British Lung Foundation (BLF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - what it is, diagnosing, managing and treating IPF - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

Living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - a leaflet from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland*

Pulmonary fibrosis and other ILDs - British Lung Foundation

What is pulmonary fibrosis - Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis 

Sources of information about asbestosis

Asbestos related conditions - British Lung Foundation 

Asbestos Actiona Scottish charity that has been set up to assist sufferers of asbestos related diseases in Scotland

* Recommended resource


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