Understanding the Relationship Between Asthma and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Understanding the Relationship Between Asthma and Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Understanding the Relationship Between Asthma and Pulmonary Fibrosis

According to the Canadian Lung Association, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mimic other common respiratory conditions. I have spoken with many IPF patients who can attest to this. They describe their diagnostic journey as long, complicated, and frustrating. The process of being diagnosed with IPF includes eliminating many other common respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma. For months before my diagnosis, I was told…

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