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5 Facts you should know about

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

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IPF is characterized by the thickening and stiffening of lung tissue, associated with the formation of scar tissue

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Risk factors include cigarette smoking, acid reflux disease (GERD), and certain viral infections

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Those in their 60s and 70s are most commonly affected

4

Males are affected more often than females

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The average life expectancy following diagnosis is about 4 years

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