Restrictive lung disease

Restrictive lung disease refers to a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory muscles and the thoracic cage. The disorders are usually characterised by a restrictive defect and share the potential to cause long term hypercapnic respiratory failure.1

The most common thoracic abnormality leading to respiratory failure is thoracoplasty. Scoliosis and/or kyphoscoliosis may also cause severe respiratory failure.

Symptoms of respiratory failure include:

Dyspnoea on exertion, peripheral edema, orthopnoea, morning headaches, fatigue, poor sleep  quality1, and loss of appetite.

Treatment options for restrictive lung disease

Treatment options for restrictive lung disease

Restrictive lung disease is a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory muscles and the thoracic cage.

ResMed’s solutions for restrictive lung disease

ResMed offers a range of solutions for patients with respiratory failure due to restrictive lung disease.

ResMed’s solutions for restrictive lung disease

ResMed’s solutions for restrictive lung disease

ResMed offers a range of solutions for patients with respiratory failure due to restrictive lung disease.

RLD patient outcomes

RLD patient outcomes

Learn how NIV may help improve the lives of patients with Restrictive lung disease.

References

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    Shneerson JM, Simonds AK. Noninvasive ventilation for chest wall and neuromuscular disorders. Eur Respir J. 2002; 20:480-487