What are some examples of common restrictive lung diseases?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a common restrictive lung disease often resulting from overexposure to radiation. Asbestosis, caused by asbestos exposure, is another restrictive lung disease, along with sarcoidosis. Each of these has similar results and symptoms, including shortness of breath and respiratory pain.

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