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How quickly does pulmonary fibrosis progress?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There isn't a standard for how quickly pulmonary fibrosis progresses in the people who have it. Some people experience symptoms that gradually worsen over months or years, while others become severely ill in a shorter period of time. Treatment can help slow the progression of the disease in some cases.

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