Why does restrictive lung disease cause me to cough?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Coughing occurs anytime the airways are irritated or constricted. This could include an infection or an allergen entering the airways. In the case of restrictive lung disease, the restriction of the lungs creates stress on the airways and induces coughing.

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