Top
10
Doctor insights on: Obstructive Vs Restrictive Pulmonary Disease

Share
1

1
What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Gabor
1 doctor shared a insight

Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


2

2
What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease?

What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease?

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

4

4
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?

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

6

6
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.

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.

Need more info: It sounds like you may have a combination of some of both, but would need your entire medical record and to examine you before commenting. If dissatisfied with the explanation they gave you, consider a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders?

What are the differences between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders?

Obstruction/restrict: obstructive lung diseases are airway diseases such as COPD or asthma that limit how fast air can move out of the lungs while restrictive diseases are more about the lung tissue and result in lungs that can't hold as much air as normal. ...Read more

8

8
What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

What is the difference between obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disorders overall?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can you tell me what is the most common restrictive pulmonary disorder for an aging adult/ elderly?

Cannot fill lungswit: Common cause pulmonary fibrosis, auto immune disease, obesity, neuromuscular disease- see pcp or pulmonologist. ...Read more

10

10
What is hypoxemic respiratory failure chronic and restrictive lung disease?

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