Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare disease that causes a build-up of scar tissue in the lungs. This build-up makes it harder to breathe, during times of movement and times of rest.

IPF isn’t something that many people really talk about, that is until they think they may have it or know someone who was just diagnosed with it. But that’s why we’re here for you. Read this roundup of articles to find out exactly what IPF is, the most common risk factors and signs, as well as what steps to take if you’re newly diagnosed.