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It's time to spread the word about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)—a rare and serious lung disease that affects up to 132,000 Americans.

Because what you don’t know may just leave you Breathless

Watch and share videos of real people and their personal experiences with IPF or those of their loved ones, including famous country music artist Joe Nichols.

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are initially misdiagnosed

1-2 Years


diagnose IPF

3 or more


to determine diagnosis

This doesn’t have to be the case.

Early diagnosis and proper care are important to helping treat people with IPF. Someone you know may be facing undiagnosed IPF right now. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of IPF, talk to a doctor. And if symptoms persist, ask to see a lung specialist.

Together, we can make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

Spread the word.

For more about IPF, visit

A behind-the-scenes look at IPF

Watch this feature film to understand how IPF affects the daily lives of real people impacted by the disease, including:

  • Dr. Marilyn Glassberg, a pulmonologist who treats people with IPF
  • Country music artist Joe Nichols, whose father had IPF
  • George and Dave, who have IPF

Prediagnosis challenges and frustration

Living with IPF is hard. Living with undiagnosed IPF can be even worse. Hear from George about how difficult it can be to live with symptoms without an accurate diagnosis.

Acceptance—living life with IPF

See how Dave worked with his doctor on an IPF treatment plan. And learn how he stays hopeful and continues to enjoy life with support from his doctor and loved ones.

From a caregiver perspective

Find out how an accurate diagnosis can help ease some of the burden of IPF for everyone, and allows patients and caregivers to take an active role in their health. And find out why Joe Nichols is working to raise awareness.

Meet the ambassadors of Breathless

They are working to bring a message of hope and perseverance to those facing IPF.

Glassberg, MD

Access helpful resources for understanding and detecting IPF

Get to know the facts of IPF