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Is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis a common version of pulmonary fibrosis?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is by far the most common version of pulmonary fibrosis. The term idiopathic means that there is not a known cause of the disease, and most of the time, doctors do not know what caused a case of pulmonary fibrosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis with a known cause are treated the same way - with medication, oxygen therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, and possibly a lung transplant.

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Is there a cure for pulmonary fibrosis?
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Currently there is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Research is ongoing to find both a cure and more ...
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What role do oximetry tests play in pulmonary fibrosis treatment?
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Oximetry tests can help doctors diagnose pulmonary fibrosis, as well as monitor the progression of t...
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How do medications treat pulmonary fibrosis?
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Medications treat pulmonary fibrosis by reducing inflammation and suppressing your immune system, wh...
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How common is pulmonary fibrosis?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is considered a rare disease. A 2006 study reported that about 128,000 people in ...
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