September is National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month and KYW Newsradio featured a story on this progressive condition.
Jefferson pulmonologist Ross S. Summer, MD, explains that pulmonary fibrosis can result due to previous infections, certain drugs as well as connective tissue or autoimmune diseases. Often, however, the cause is unknown.
Pulmonary fibrosis involves a thickening and scarring of the lungs and, as KYW reported, the symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath and coughing, develop gradually.
Although there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis, Jefferson pulmonologists will work with you to reduce the inflammation and help you exercise without difficulty breathing.
Read “Officials Hope To Raise Awareness Of Little Known Lung Disease” to learn more.