WHAT IS PH-ILD?
PH-ILD stands for pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease, a rare, serious, and progressive disease. Breaking down the parts of the name “PH-ILD” can give you a good picture of how they fit together.
PH (Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary means it affects the lungs.
Hypertension means high blood pressure.
…So, pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs.
ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease)
Interstitial Lung Disease is a group of serious, progressive lung disorders that can damage the lungs and make it harder to breathe.
Some examples of ILD include:
- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or pulmonary fibrosis (PF)
- Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE)
- Connective tissue disease (CTD)