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Is pulmonary fibrosis serious?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disease. Not only can its symptoms interfere with your life, but a cure for the disease has not yet been discovered. Once someone is diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, he or she is expected to live for three to five more years. Treatment and lifestyle changes can help improve your quality of life during those years.

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What increases my risk for pulmonary fibrosis?
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Your risk for pulmonary fibrosis increases if you are male, middle-aged or older, have received radi...
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Can pulmonary fibrosis have any complications?
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Pulmonary fibrosis has serious complications, many of which can cause death. When your lungs cannot ...
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What causes pulmonary fibrosis?
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Most of the time, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown. In these cases, the disease is referre...
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Can smoking cause pulmonary fibrosis?
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The majority of the time, the cause of pulmonary fibrosis is unknown, so it would not be accurate to...
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