Looking to get information or input from people with restrictive lung function (restrictive lung diseases)
What type do you have?
How was it diagnosed?
feel free to be as wordy as you like
If you have restrictive lung function does that mean you have restrictive lung disease?
If you have restrictive lung function do you believe further testing should be done to determine what type of restrictive lung disease it could be.?[/U]?
What are the many tests out there used to diagnose restrictive lung diseases?
Which do you think are the best?
Is a lung/chest cat scan without contrast reliable?
or is contrast needed for a more accurate reading?
Thank you any input or information is appreciated.
I am also new to this and I always was treated for allergies and asthma. I went to a new doctor to get retested for asthma and he is sending to a pulmonary specialist for mild restrictive lung disease!!! So I am getting ready to see this specialist in august.. Not exicted I am scared
Hi nece 1234,
I also was always treated for allergies & asthma.
But I recently got copies of my pulmonary function test results.
They all say mild restrictive lung function.
I am in the process of looking for a new doctor. Hopefully someone who is better.
I am looking for a doctor who will be more attentive, concerned, takes my condition more seriously, willing to inform/educate me on my condition, and give me the proper test explaining what is/or what caused my condition.
How to stop it from progressing and what all are the possible
medications/treatments for this.
What kind of tests have you had that gave you the diagnosis
of restriction lung function?
It came as a shock out of the blue. Diag.d w/FMS for almost a decade; then just could not walk, stand et al. for years. Finally after a 6-day tour in the hospital for a GI thing, I later went to that Dr. to see what those X-rays and other imagings showed. "nothing"
almost a year later, I could not be out of my spinal bed but to go to church and city council....went and read my records and passed out. I only hold a BS in nursing but what I saw left me speechless.
I had my cardiologist copied. He did a PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST to see if it is caused by structural defects or neurological or something treatable like asthma.
Healthy and vibrant all my years, lovely gifted son, and I was told 1 to 3 years. As my heart enlarged (due to another valvular problem) it encroached into the right side of my lungs. Fortunately I have a masters in piano and worked playing & singing 4 decades of my life.
Only treatment for the cor pulmonade or right-sided heart failure is O2. At night I take 10/2 and have to wear a cannula 24/7.
My spinal injects were cxld over insurance Monday and thus my pain level is out there.
To the person offered to get on a waiting list (lungs are not uncommon as the crow flies). I passed my slot on the list due to my age...58. If I did not have spinal problems or cardiac I would have gone for it at 48. Cactus