Pulmonary fibrosis refers to scarring of the lung tissue (fibrosis of the lungs).Symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and
- Decreased exercise tolerance.
The most common type of pulmonary fibrosis is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; its cause is not understood.
A number of different medical conditions can also cause pulmonary fibrosis.
Causes of pulmonary fibrosis can include:
- Environmental toxins,
- Medications, chronic inflammation, and