Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness - 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. The lung condition pulmonary fibrosis affects approximately 150,000 people in the United States. Dr. James Kiley at the NIH explains the symptoms.
Kiley: With many of the lung diseases, you will often experience a shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. You may be fatigued. You may have some aching muscles. You may actually have some unintended weight loss that you really can’t explain. There’s sometimes a very dry cough that goes on.
Narrator: He adds, while there are about 20- to 50-thousand new cases each year, there may be more cases that are not diagnosed. For more information on pulmonary fibrosis visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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