IPF patient stories

Few patients immediately understand the true implications of a diagnosis of IPF. Patients may experience a wide variety of emotions upon diagnosis and as their disease progresses. Patients diagnosed with IPF embark on a journey of coming to terms with the unpredictable nature of the disease, and support from other IPF patients can help broaden their understanding of IPF.1

See the videos below for stories from IPF patients and how their lives have been affected.

Patient with moderate, progressive IPF

IPF Patient

This 74-year-old patient talks about the diagnosis of IPF    

Patient with mild IPF

IPF Patient

This 50-year-old patient talks about the importance of family support

Patient with mild familial IPF

IPF Patient

This 49-year-old patient talks about the diagnosis and challenges of IPF

Patient with moderate, slowly progressing IPF

IPF Patient

This 72-year-old patient talks about the diagnosis and challenges of IPF


  1. Conoscenti CS, et al. Patient Journey With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): A Breathtaking Experience. 2013.