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Breathe In These 6 Facts About Pulmonary Fibrosis

2. The Cause Isn’t Always Known

GBHealthWatch.com explains the telltale signs of pulmonary fibrosis – including “thick and stiff” lungs, are recognized by the health world. What isn’t always known is the root cause of the problem, adds the site.

Most of the time, doctors won’t be able to trace the cause, and these cases are called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), it explains. The fibrosis can come on quickly or slowly in other patients, it adds. Genetics may play a role.

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