Patient EducationAug | 7 | 2019
Interstitial lung disease (ILD, also called pulmonary fibrosis) is a condition that causes scarring and inflammation (swelling) in the lungs. The scarring can make it harder to breathe.
The scarring on the lungs from ILD cannot be undone. Treatment can help slow down how quickly the scarring affects the lungs.
In most cases, doctors are not sure what causes ILD. In other cases, ILD is caused by: