Pulmonary fibrosis

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease in which the lungs become scarred, or thickened.

  • This makes it more difficult to breathe and cough is also a common symptom.

  • We have a specialist clinic in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary called the ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease) clinic at which we see patients with various forms of uncommon lung disease, including IPF.

  • We've collected together some resources for you here and also include details about our local patient support group - below is a picture from November 29th 2017 taken at Balgownie Bowling Club, where they meet regularly. Our specialist nurse Catherine Bamlett is in pink!

What is IPF?

Here is an excellent booklet from Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland about IPF and is a good place to start learning about it.

The British Lung Foundation also have a tremendous collection of resources on idiopathic, and other, forms of pulmonary fibrosis.