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I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

I'm curious as to what are obstructive and restrictive lung diseases?

Lung disease: They are 2 major category for lung disease on the bases of pfts. Obstructive form is usually with airtrapping such as asthma, emphysema and copd. Restrictive is with loosing air spcae/diffusion functioning unit, latter happens in conditions such as pleural effusion, scoliosis, lung fibrosis, pneumothorax, space occupying lesion in the thoracic cavity, musculodystrophies, etc . Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

What exactly is restrictive lung disease?

See below: Restrictive lung disease is a broad category with many possible causes - it can be caused by obesity, neuromuscular injury, interstitial lung disease etc. The key finding is a reduced total lung capacity and reduced volumes of air that a patient can expire. ...Read more

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How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

How do I manage my restrictive lung disease?

Quit smoking: Smoking continues to be the main cause of all lung disease.If you do not smoke follow you dr's instructions.Restrictive lung disease is difficult to manage and requires hard work on you and your dr's part. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

Depends upon stage.: Restrictive lung is not a disease per se. It is a condition that is the final common pathway of many diseases. Therefore it is difficult to say what the first symptoms might be. In early stages there may be no symptoms at all. When the underlying disease begins to affect lung tissue there may be a persistent cough and eventually shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive lung disease?

How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive lung disease?

Breathe faster: Restrictive lung disease makes the lungs stiffer and smaller in volume, the body compensates for this change by breathing faster with smaller breaths. ...Read more

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What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

What does it mean if residual volume decrease in restrictive lung disease?

Expected: Residual volume is the volume left in your lungs after you exhale completely. In general, restrictive lung disease (rld) decreases your lung volumes, including total lung capacity and residual volume. A simplified comparison can be to stretching a very tight rubber band - same as not being able to inhale and stretch your lungs to normal capacity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if i was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. Im a nonsmoker.?

What to do if i was diagnosed with restrictive lung disease. Im a nonsmoker.?

Treat cause: Majority of cases in restrictive lung disease are not smoke related. Example of them are scoliosis, musculardystrophies, lung fibrosis, or space occupying lesions such as pleural effusion, pneumothorax or tumor inside thoracic cavity. Need to do plethysmography with dlco, cxr and or ct scan of chest to find etiology. Then treat accordingly. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive and obstructive lung disease?

How should the body compensate to cope with a restrictive and obstructive lung disease?

Depends on cause: Obstructive & restrictive lung disorders are broad groups that include several disease conditions. The body's response to either of these categories of lung diseases will depend on the specific diagnosis/condition. For example, obstructive disorders include both asthma & cystic fibrosis but their outcomes & body's responses are completely different. Talk to lung specialist in person to learn more. ...Read more

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Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and obstructive lung disease???

Sir can u tell me the difference between constrictive lung disease,restrictive lung disease and  obstructive lung disease???

Academic question: This is an academic question that can not be answered in this brief space. Consult a medical text book or Medscape for the info. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Depends upon cause. Restrictive lung diseases fall in 3 broad classes: lung tissue disease, muscles of respiration disease, and those things that compress or prevent the lung from expanding. If you mean interstitial lung tissue disease the treatments are generally modulators of the immune system primarily Prednisone but more advanced agents may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for me if I have restrictive lung disease.?

PAINT: Pleural alveolar interstitial neuromuscular thoracoskeletal disease. You want to check with your lung specialist to get it fixed. You first need a diagnosis! ...Read more

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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more

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Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more

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What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

Too numerous : To list here, but in broad terms they are caused by chest wall (rib cage) abnormalities, muscular weakness, scarring in the lungs due either to auto-immune diseases, inflammation, or "idiopathic" (no known cause). Some drugs can cause lung damage that leads to restrictive disease if not recognized (easier said than done). Radiaiton can cause lung scarring that leads to restriction as well. ...Read more

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Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

Can my wife life a full life good quality life with restrictive lung disease. Shes 27 doesn't smoke. Eats well 5'4 133 lbs and has lupus . Both scared?

She's got you!: No doubt, this will not be an easy life but it can be of good quality and by some definitions even full. Being scared is fair. Try to find a supportive therapy. The various lupus fdtns might have referral lists for family groups, couple therapists, etc. With support you both might have a very wonderful experience learning and loving. Duration may not be a good measure of "full". My very best 2u2. ...Read more

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What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

Poor lung function: Basically the lungs are not expanding like they should be as such they are not working well and not oxygenating the blood. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between restrictive lung disease and diaphragm position?

Is there a connection between restrictive lung disease and diaphragm position?

Yes: Movement of diaphragm is causing 70% of the force of inspiration. If diaphragm is paralysed in one side or not moving well because of obesity, then, it shows like restrictive deffect in pfts. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more

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