Diseases Home > Pulmonary Fibrosis
A progressive disease, pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by scarring and thickening that occurs to lung tissues. This damage occurs as a result of repeated injury to the lung tissue. The most common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis are shortness of breath and a dry, hacking cough that does not improve. While there is no cure, treatments are available to slow the progression of the disease.
- Aching muscles and joints
- Gradual, unintended weight loss
- A general ill feeling (malaise)
- Enlargement of the fingers or toes, which is called clubbing.