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Is restrictive lung disease serious?

Once restrictive lung disease develops, it is irreversible in most cases. Pulmonary fibrosis, which causes scarring of the lungs, has symptoms that may only get worse in time. Restrictive lung disease can cause mild to severe shortness of breath and when serious enough, the condition can be fatal.

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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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How do I care for someone who has restrictive lung disease?
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What you need to know about caring for someone with restrictive lung disease is that it's important ...
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What is the rate of incidence for restrictive lung disease?
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Restrictive lung disease is a term that can be applied to several types of specific lung conditions,...
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Does restrictive lung disease affect children differently?
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Older adults are much more likely to develop restrictive lung diseases because damage to the lungs o...
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