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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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I was just diagnosed with stage III Emphazima. I am also bi-polar and brittle type 1 diabetic. I am 46. I am overwhelmed and scared. Since this is a deteriorating disease. Can someone help give me some hope on how long my life will be? I...
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I'm 55 y.o., non-smoker although I have vaped cannabis now and then. In the last 3 years I had recurrent chest infections accompanied of cough. My last infection left me with a persistent cough for about 3 months, producing small amounts...
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I had HRCT today, the report said i have panacinar emphysema,, it doesn't even clarify the grade,, it just says it's consistent with COPD "astham, chronic bronchitis, etc" .. First i am depressed, i cried and stuff, and i don't have i h...
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I had a CT scan done. The doctor told me I was showing signs of mild emphysema. Everything I find on the Internet is negative and scary. I wasn't sure what this meant and prognosis.
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A CT indicated I have mild emphysema. I have shortness of breath all the time and chest pain. I went to a lung specialist and I was told that I have emphysema, but I don't have emphysema. He said I probably have a lung abnormality. A...
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My dad is 72 and is suffering from emphysema . He is on oxygen 24/7 on level 4.0 . His oxygen level with assisted oxygen is 83% when sitting and drops to 72% when he is off the machine . His lung capicity a year ago was 32% .Within the l...
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My mom was just diagnosed with emphysema, and she has only taken on 2.5 dose of albuterol, and she was wondering if she could smoke just one more day before she started her breathing treatment.
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What should my concerns be ... My wife has stage 4 emphysema, severe asthma and COPD. She is on oxygen, overweight and on prednisone, just had another exacerbation and is on very strong antibiotics again. She is only 52. her blood pressu...
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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 all the breathing tests .xrays .brisk walks to find out I was in Stage 3 emphysema.Was this it what was to become of me? ...
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Do a lot of emphysema patients suffer from this? I have panic attacks==anxiety disorder, untreated. I read about it and next thing I thought I was going through it. I survived it....so I'm confused. I'm extremely anxiety ridden and keep ...
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I have been diagnosed with emphysema. I wasn't having any shortness of breath or any other problems, it was discovered during a routine check up. I was told I have stage 1. I was given a prescription for spriva and I'm not on oxygen....
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I am wondering why my boyfriend who has been diagnoised with emphysema and sleep apnea wakes up in the middle of the night having seizures and cant breathe even after he has used a rescue inhaler... He often stops breathing and I have to...
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i am 17 and Since January I've had a stomach flu, strep, a double ear infection, a severe upper respiratory infection, and some other little things(colds ect). Recently, I have noticed little things I dealt with before getting worse; suc...
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Is it possible to get emphysema at age 16? I have a history of severe asthma. I use albuterol and advair diskus to help, but I haven't really ever used the advair diskus so id say its not controlled. I have experienced "asthma attacks" a...
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My step-mom was diagnosed with moderate emphysema in October 2013. She is 78 and has been smoking a pack a day for 64 years. She won't quit because she says that she enjoys it more than a desire to live longer. At this point she has ...
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Last april 2013 I was diagnosied with mild emphysema, my pulmanery test showed FEV1 67% Than I quit smoking and 4 months later I had the test done again,,and my FEV1 went up to 70%.. My question is can the lungs repair themselves, Y...
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I have suffered moderate emphysema for the past several years. Just after Christmas 2009 I began feeling bloated. It got to the point where it seemed like the emphysema was getting worse. On Jan 22 I made appointment with respiratory phy...
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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 x 5.1 millimeters in the medial segment of the right middle lobe at the cardiac phrenic angle with bronchiectasis sugg...
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I went for a preop and Dr said I have a very very minimal shadow and that its emphazema. Can they tell just by seeing the CT with no other tests? I was a former smoker and have absolutely no symptons at all! Been smoke free for 5 years,...
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I presently use Xopenex in my nebulizer. I was wondering if anybody uses a Vicks vapor steam solution to inhale in their nebulizer? Are there any side effects to breathing in this solution. As Vicks is use in many medical aspects would i...
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