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How quickly does pulmonary fibrosis progress?

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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Is pulmonary fibrosis fatal?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is considered a fatal disease. There is not a cure or even a very effective treat...
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What is pulmonary fibrosis?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious lung disease where your lung tissue scars over time. Scar tissue on ...
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Is pulmonary fibrosis the same as hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is the permanent scarring of the lungs, which interferes with a person's ability ...
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How do other illnesses affect pulmonary fibrosis?
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Some other illnesses can increase your risk for pulmonary fibrosis, damage your lungs, and complicat...
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