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Obstructive Vs Restrictive Pulmonary Disease
COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple Terms : Here are some examples. Someone with emphysema should have an obstructive spirometry pattern meaning they have trouble getting the air out when the exhale. A person with lung scarring should have a restrictive spirometry pattern (meaning they have trouble filling their lungs and taking a breath in). ...Read more
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung as with diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It can even be from something as simple as obesity or muscle weakness that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?
See below: Exam question? The interstitial lung diseases (there are many) like Interstitial pneumonias from collagen vascular disease or idiopathic, Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP), Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD), Drug induced lung disease; also Obesity, Pregnancy, and Cirrhosis with ascites. Many others. ...Read more
I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.
Lung disease : As an analogy, consider your lungs to be balloons. In a restrictive lung disease the rubber is so thick it's difficult to get air into it to expand it. With obstructive lung disease the part you blow into is too small so that it is difficult to get air out of the balloon efficiently. For detailed answer. http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/physio/vlab/resp/lungdiseases_n.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what is the most common restrictive pulmonary disorder for an aging adult/ elderly?
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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