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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that worsens over time. This condition causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to form in the lungs, preventing the lungs from effectively transporting oxygen into the bloodstream. People between the ages of 50 and 70 are most commonly affected by the disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a type of interstitial lung disease, a group of lung diseases characterized by inflammation or scarring in the lungs.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Facts and Figures
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a rare but deadly disease of the respiratory tract. According to the University of Arizona Health Sciences, the death rate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is 50% in the first 2-3 years after diagnosis. It is more common among men due to the high prevalence of risk factors like smoking and drinking. Some facts and figures about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are given below:
|Prevalence of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Worldwide||13 to 20 out of every 100,000 people|
|Common in||Older Adults|
|Average Age for Diagnosis||After 50 years|
|Problems related to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis||High blood pressure, Lung cancer, Pneumonia|
|Specialists Who Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis||Pulmonologists / Lung Specialists|
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