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How does idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis relate to restrictive lung disease?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a type of restrictive lung disease in which lung tissue becomes so thick and scarred that the lungs can no longer handle oxygen as they should. This condition typically impacts middle-aged and older adults. It is uncommon for those with this illness to live more than five years after diagnosis.

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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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What are some examples of common restrictive lung diseases?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a common restrictive lung disease often resulting from overexposure to radiati...
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What percentage of Americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?
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What research is being done regarding restrictive lung disease?
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