Pulmonary fibrosis

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What is Pulmonary fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause and results in the lungs becoming thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. PF may be caused by medications, exposures, or underlying diseases of the autoimmune system.

What is it like to have Pulmonary fibrosis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Pulmonary fibrosis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from PF patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Pulmonary fibrosis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 30
30s 39
40s 151
50s 394
60s 805
70+ 915


Distribution of females vs. males

47% Females
53% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 21
40-49 years 74
50-59 years 175
60-69 years 157
70+ years 88

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 673
Not Diagnosed 37

These charts show data from PF patients who have completed their condition history
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