Chest Wall Disorders: Restrictive Lung Disease Treatment

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Restrictive lung disease

The chest wall is vital to the mechanical action of breathing. It includes the bony structures (ribs, spine, sternum), respiratory muscles (the organs in your body that help you breathe), and nerves that connect the central nervous system to the respiratory muscles. If you have restrictive lung disease, it's likely that your breathing is restricted, and you may have long-term respiratory failure. The most common restrictive lung disorders that lead to respiratory failure are thoracoplasty, scoliosis and/or kyphoscoliosis.

Why is it important to treat chest wall disorders?

Treating the breathing and sleeping issues caused by chest wall disorders can make a huge difference in your quality of life.

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Treatment options for restrictive lung disease

ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators to help you feel and sleep better.

What is restrictive lung disease?

Restrictive lung disease refers to conditions in which breathing is restricted, and can lead to long-term respiratory failure.

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The benefits of treatment

Treating your chest wall disorder can help improve your quality of life, empowering you to continue to do the things you enjoy.

Traveling with your therapy equipment

Lightweight and highly portable, ResMed’s therapy devices and masks are designed to accompany you, wherever you travel.