Demystifying Medicine Video



This video answers questions relevant for patients diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). These questions cover a wide variety of topics including oxygen content, treatments and symptoms.

Topics
  • Isn't PF the same as IPF?
  • How can I be short of breath when my saturation is 93% or greater?
  • Why do I cough?
  • Do I need a surgical biopsy if I have already had an HRCT scan?

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