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What are symptoms of obstructive and restrictive lung disease?

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In the early stages of obstructive or restrictive lung disease, shortness of breath happens only with labor or exercise. If the condition that's causing it gets worse, you may feel breathless with minimal activity, or even at rest.

A cough is another common symptom in restrictive and obstructive lung diseases. Usually, the cough is dry or productive of white sputum.

From: Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Mason, R. , Saunders, 2010. News release, FDA. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th Edition

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National Institutes of Health.

Vainshelboim, B et al. Respiration 2014; 88(5):378-88

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 4, 2018

SOURCES:

Mason, R. , Saunders, 2010. News release, FDA. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 5th Edition

Medline Plus.

National Institutes of Health.

Vainshelboim, B et al. Respiration 2014; 88(5):378-88

Reviewed by Louise Chang on February 4, 2018

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