IPF Week 2020

IPF week is from Monday 14 - Sunday 20 September 2020.

Ann lives with IPF and experiences breathlessness on a daily basis. She describes it as feeling like she is underwater: "you need to breathe, but you can't because you're going to drown".

IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a disease affecting over 30,000 people in the UK, but there is still no cure. Approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with it each year.

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What is IPF?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung condition that scars your lungs and reduces the efficiency of your breathing.

We've already spent £2.5m funding IPF research, but we urgently need more to look into causes, treatments and a cure for IPF, as well as improvements to care and support for people living with the disease. 

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