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(literally "scarring of the lungs
") is a respiratory disease
in which scars are formed in the lung tissues, leading to serious breathing problems. Scar formation, the accumulation of excess fibrous connective tissue
(the process called fibrosis
), leads to thickening of the walls, and causes reduced oxygen supply in the blood. As a consequence patients suffer from perpetual shortness of breath
In some patients the specific cause of the disease can be diagnosed, but in others the probable cause cannot be determined, a condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
. There is no known cure for the scars and damage in the lung due to pulmonary fibrosis.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
(IPF) causes scar tissue to grow inside your lungs
. Usually, when you breathe in, oxygen moves through tiny air sacs into your bloodstream. ... IPF scar tissue is thick, like the scars you get on your skin after a cut.