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 for restrictive lung disease

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Compare treatments taken by people with restrictive lung disease

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Who has restrictive lung disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 83 say restrictive lung disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 13
40s 19
50s 44
60s 39
70+ 25
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 3
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 28
Female 116

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 76
Not Diagnosed 3

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