It is very difficult to pin-point the causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is PF with an unknown cause. This is the most common type of PF so often doctors are unable to determine the cause of the disease.
However, there are some factors that can increase the chances for PF such as:
Because there are so many different potential causes for PF and the symptoms of PF are similar to other lung diseases, it can very difficult for doctors to diagnose it.
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