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How does radiation fibrosis affect the body?

Radiation fibrosis is an effect on the body, in and of itself. It is the scarring of the lungs, breasts, or other tissue that is a result of continued inflammation from radiation exposure. Radiation fibrosis can reduce range of motion and cause wounds to heal poorly. Fibrosis of the lungs can also bring with it difficulty breathing and a high temperature.

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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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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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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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Some resources for those with restrictive lung disease include the National Heart, Lung, and Blood I...
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What is restrictive lung disease?
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Restrictive lung disease is any condition in which the elasticity of the lungs has been compromised....
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