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Is restrictive lung disease serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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