Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Symptoms
A disease in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs at the end of the bronchioles in the lungs) are overgrown with fibrous tissue. The cause of the disease is unknown and it gets worse over time. Symptoms include difficult, painful breathing and shortness of breath.
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Signs and Symptoms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
The signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) develop over time. They may not even begin to appear until the disease has done serious damage to your lungs. Once they occur, they’re likely to get worse over time.
The most common signs and symptoms are:
Other signs and symptoms that you may develop over time include:Rapid, shallow breathing Gradual, unintended weight loss Fatigue (tiredness) or malaise (a general feeling of being unwell) Aching muscles and joints Clubbing, which is the widening and rounding of the tips of the fingers or toes
IPF may lead to other medical problems, including… Read more about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Symptoms