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What are the treatment options for restrictive lung disease?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Treatment for restrictive lung disease varies depending on the specific type of the disease you are diagnosed with. Your options may include lung transplantation, inhalers, oxygen replacement, antibiotics, expectorants, and chemotherapy. The best treatment will depend upon the nature of your condition and its severity. When restrictive lung disease is a result of fibrosis, no long-term or curative treatment is possible, so treatments like anti-inflammatory medication help to reduce swelling and further scarring.

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