How does restrictive lung disease affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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