About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

I could hear this crackling even when I was lying in bed. I insisted on seeing a respiratory specialist.

Ivor has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)--a progressive, irreversible and fatal lung disease. Diagnosis is often difficult because the symptoms often overlap with other respiratory diseases. A persistent cough and characteristic crackle in breathing are hallmark signs. Ivor is coming to terms with his limited ability to carry out ordinary tasks that require exertion. He shares his experience in order to call attention to IPF patient needs.