Wescoe Foundation of Pulmonary Fibrosis

 

Our Mission

The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, advocacy and resources for patients and their families coping with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.

How We Accomplish This
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Create, develop and facilitate IPF support groups
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Develop and implement IPF educational programs
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Create, develop and facilitate IPF community events
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Provide helpful resources for patients & caregivers

Facts About IPF

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What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)?

Pulmonary Fibrosis is the progressive scarring of the lungs that occurs when air sacs known as alveoli gradually become replaced by fibrotic tissue or scar tissue. As the scar tissue becomes thicker, it leads to stiffness in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary fibrosis is found in over 200 lung disorders, so it is important for your health care provider to identify the cause of the fibrosis, because different types of fibrosis respond to different treatments.

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