'People over the age of 50 are commonly affected by Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). It is caused due to a combination of genetic disorders, smoking and exposure to chemicals,' explains Dr. Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant Pulmonologist, Manipal Hospital's Whitefield.
Smoking accounts for 80% of lung cancer patients in the world. Watch Dr. Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant Pulmonologist, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield explain the reasons for the rising number of lung cancer patients and the treatment options available at Manipal Hospitals for the disease. Through regular health checkups, any irregularity in the lungs can be detected early and this can save lives!