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Can restrictive lung disease go away on its own?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of restrictive lung disease can increase or decrease on a day-to-day basis. It is important to ask a qualified physician about the implications of symptoms that come and go. Restrictive lung disease is unlikely to go away, and usually gets worse without treatment. Even with treatment, the illness is not usually completely reversible.

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