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Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involving damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. Discuss topics including causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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By Kentavielle
My mom was just diagnosed with emphysema, and she has only taken on 2.5 dose of albuterol, and she was wondering if s...
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By 20phileagles
What should my concerns be ... My wife has stage 4 emphysema, severe asthma and COPD. She is on oxygen, overweight an...
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By ekpeg
6 years ago I had a heart attack that led to a Quad by pass(53yrs old) A year later was seeing Pulmanary Dr. Took a...
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By lilannie2012
Do a lot of emphysema patients suffer from this? I have panic attacks==anxiety disorder, untreated. I read about it a...
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By GEM1204
I have been diagnosed with emphysema. I wasn't having any shortness of breath or any other problems, it was discover...
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By shyshy1960 Blank
I am wondering why my boyfriend who has been diagnoised with emphysema and sleep apnea wakes up in the middle of the ...
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By midia315 Blank
i am 17 and Since January I've had a stomach flu, strep, a double ear infection, a severe upper respiratory infection...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  Mar 31, 2014
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By MadiBogden Blank
Is it possible to get emphysema at age 16? I have a history of severe asthma. I use albuterol and advair diskus to he...
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By Kasulke Blank
My step-mom was diagnosed with moderate emphysema in October 2013. She is 78 and has been smoking a pack a day for 64...
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Jinx_777Aug 15, 2014
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By Koepsell1997 Blank
Last april 2013 I was diagnosied with mild emphysema, my pulmanery test showed FEV1 67% Than I quit smoking and 4 mon...
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By MrBill5825 Blank
I have suffered moderate emphysema for the past several years. Just after Christmas 2009 I began feeling bloated. It ...
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dieannoJul 25, 2014
Paderla Anitha, DNB  Mar 19, 2014
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By dieanno Blank
recently I was told I had emphysema. my doctor put me on oxygen 2L any act. and at night. they also find 21.9 x 18.1...
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Jinx_777Jul 06, 2014
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By kericksone Blank
I went for a preop and Dr said I have a very very minimal shadow and that its emphazema. Can they tell just by seein...
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By Tony553 Blank
I presently use Xopenex in my nebulizer. I was wondering if anybody uses a Vicks vapor steam solution to inhale in th...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  May 21, 2014
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By hbethm Blank
I guess I just might need reassurance but my fiance was diagnosed with stage 3 COPD, emphysema, and black mold poison...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  May 21, 2014
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By shawnswife12 Blank
My husband's doctor diagnosed him with emphysema about a year ago, by listening to his lungs in the office. He said ...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  Dec 31, 2013
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By SkaterDave Blank
Greetings. I was diagnosed with COPD at 33 in 2006 and rediagnosed again this last year both times with spirometry. ...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  Dec 31, 2013
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By Artpat111 Blank
I was recently diagnosed with copd and asthma. I have wondered what the best meds for this. I m on symbicort 2xday.wa...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  Dec 11, 2013
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By 26245 Blank
Having a FEV1 of 27%, twice a year I go for free checkups at a local public hospital here in Spain and see a differe...
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Paderla Anitha, DNB  Mar 26, 2013
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By clark_phillips Blank
Hi! I was very abusive to my health until I had a very bad panic attack - fearing that I might stop breathing or my h...
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