CHICAGO, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), the leading pulmonary fibrosis (PF) resource for patients, their families, and the medical community, has announced the publication of its new Pulmonary Fibrosis Information Guide. The guide provides patients and families with up-to-date information about pulmonary fibrosis, treatment options, and ways of maintaining one's health while living with the disease. "Pulmonary fibrosis can be a confusing diagnosis," said David Lederer, MD, the PFF's Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Awareness. "Information available online and through other sources is not always accurate. Our new Pulmonary Fibrosis Information Guide was designed to provide clear, accurate, easy-to-understand information for people living with PF and their caregivers."
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Information Guide is available in both English and Spanish, and features graphics to clearly illustrate the PF disease process. The guide is funded through the generous support of Genentech, Inc., and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a group of progressive diseases that cause scarring in the lungs, limiting oxygen intake. As a result, the brain, heart, and other organs do not get the required oxygen needed in order to function properly. There is no known cure for PF.
For more information about the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, please visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call the PFF Patient Communication Center at 844.TalkPFF.
About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) will live longer, healthier lives. The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, people with PF and caregivers worldwide. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. The PFF Summit 2017, its fourth biennial international health care conference, will be held November 9-11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or +1 312.587.9272 from outside the U.S.
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SOURCE The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation