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How does restrictive lung disease affect the body?

The effect restrictive lung disease has on the body is mostly internal. It impacts your ability to breathe freely and without pain by causing your lung tissue to become rigid and inflexible. It can also occur if your chest is unable to expand to full capacity when you breathe. Restrictive lung disease can therefore cause you to develop a mild to severe cough and breathing problems.

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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 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 the rate of incidence for restrictive lung disease?
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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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