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Emphysema Community

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 recently diagnosed with emphysema based on a CT scan. My pft results are in the low normal range. However, I have progressive mus...
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 tol...
My dr. prescribed a rescue inhaler and a Spirivia Respimat inhaler. I also have something called Reactive Airway Disease. When I try to...
I have a friend that’s been in the hospital for three weeks the doctors can’t seem to figure out what is wrong. They mention that it migh...
coughing phlegm from lungs for the past six months, have taken antibiotics with no results, did take predrisone together with SPIRIVA 18...
I have suffered moderate emphysema for the past several years. Just after Christmas 2009 I began feeling bloated. It got to the point whe...
I am a 48 year old male, 149 lbs, 19.5 BMI, and very active. I have never smoked cigarettes, although I did smoke marijuana for several y...
I went to the VA to get put on the burn pit registry. I went with no issues but I wanted them to have a baseline. They drew blood and had...
I just had a CT scan and in the results it says.... There is lung emphysema. There is a right apical heterogenous density spanning about ...
Stopped smoking April 20th and my breathing is worse than when I was smoking. Do I have emphysema?
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I have end stage emphysema. I was put on hospice 3 mos. ago. It is not being dead I worry about, but the process of dying I fear. I lo...
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