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What are symptoms of restrictive lung disease?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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