The Doctors: Living With Lung Disease
We typically breathe about 25,000 times during a typical day, but for up to 132,000 Americans, each breath can be a struggle due to IPF. A 79-year-old man named George shared that he’s been in great health for most of his life, but in 2009 he came down with what seemed like a very stubborn cold. He went to the doctor and was misdiagnosed with bronchitis. As time went on, he experienced more difficulty breathing, even with everyday activities. After about a year struggling with the wrong diagnosis, a pulmonologist accurately diagnosed him with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF.