Bringing Awareness: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis or IPF is a disease where the tissue in the lungs becomes scarred and stiff making it harder for a person to breathe. When the tissue thickens the lungs can’t properly move oxygen into the blood stream, and a result the brain and other organs can not get enough oxygen to work properly.

In most cases doctors do not know what causes this (it is called Idiopathic when the cause is unknown) and there is no cure.
If you want to be a part of the solution, then join the cause this September as it is IPF Awareness Month. Share something about IPF using #IPF, #IPFWorld, and #BlueUp4PF. Take a picture of yourself Blowing Soap Bubbles and use the slogan Breath of Hope

Here are some links to find out more about IPF:
U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Know IPF Now

 

Kristen Lord

Kristen Lord

Kristen is a junior and soon to be senior at Christopher Newport University. She has an Associate’s Degree in graphic design, and is working toward her Bachelors in Fine Arts focusing in graphic design. Kristen has a passion for animals and art, and in her spare time likes to paint, or design on the computer as well as playing with her dog Mr. Pickles. Kristen is happy to be moving on to a new chapter of her life soon, getting married at the end of May 2016 and graduating in April 2017.

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