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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 32
30s 46
40s 176
50s 459
60s 932
70+ 1,064

Gender

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 23
40-49 years 83
50-59 years 197
60-69 years 171
70+ years 98

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 761
Not Diagnosed 39

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