Restrictive lung disease

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What is restrictive lung disease?

Restrictive lung disease is a category of respiratory conditions that restrict lung expansion due to damage caused by disease or external factors. Restrictive lung disease results in decreased lung volume and makes the work of breathing more difficult impacting adequate ventilation and oxygenation.

Common symptoms reported by people with restrictive lung disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with restrictive lung disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advair Diskus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with restrictive lung disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with restrictive lung disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Albuterol Inhaler)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flonase Nasal Spray)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advair Diskus)
Perceived effectiveness
for restrictive lung disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
restrictive lung disease (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(FeraMAX)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pill Organizer)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with restrictive lung disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has restrictive lung disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 11
40s 19
50s 47
60s 33
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 14
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 107

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 73
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from restrictive lung disease patients who have completed their condition history
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