How do I care for someone who has restrictive lung disease?

What you need to know about caring for someone with restrictive lung disease is that it's important to a get an official diagnosis. Also, someone with restrictive lung disease should avoid strenuous activities as they could be painful and may become life-threatening. The best methods and strategies for care will depend on the extent of damage. For this reason, it's best to speak with your loved one's doctor to receive the best recommendations for care.

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How is restrictive lung disease caused in children?
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Restrictive lung disease is caused in children by scoliosis or disease.
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Does restrictive lung disease affect children differently?
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Older adults are much more likely to develop restrictive lung diseases because damage to the lungs o...
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What percentage of Americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?
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According to the International Breath Institute, an organization dedicated to spreading the good new...
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Is restrictive lung disease serious?
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Once restrictive lung disease develops, it is irreversible in most cases. Pulmonary fibrosis, which ...
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