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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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Is it possible for someone who is only 38 years old to have emphysema, or symptoms of emphysema? I do smoke (only 1 pack a day-for aroun...
Im a personal caregiver of my husband who is is the final stages of this horrible diesease -what should i be looking for ? he does not wa...
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 am confused with diagnose given me re above. I do not now, and never have had a cough. I have no restriction in taking in air, have ...
emphysema can i stilll live a useful life
I understand emphysema and the causes,but my question is this,I no longer smoke,but I fond about other illness connected to emphysema suc...
A friend suffers from emphysema and was put on oxygen yesterday. He apparently needs it 24/7. He called this morning and said that he w...
Good evening. I'm currently care-taking for my 84-year-old father who was diagnosed with end-stage emphysema/COPD two years ago. At th...
coughing phlegm from lungs for the past six months, have taken antibiotics with no results, did take predrisone together with SPIRIVA 18...
Will emphysema cause my stomach to hurt?
Hello, I know there is no real absolute way to define anyone's end of life. I just need to know if anyone can give me a rough guesstimate...
I had been struggling with chest pains and shortness of breath and I was thinking I was having heart problems. This had been going for s...
I have been diagnosed with emphyzema and the hospital and doctors here in Corry PA have refused to give me any medication. My doctors nam...
I was recently diagnosed with emphysema. My mother thinks I will get better over time? I believe emphysema is a terminal disease but pr...
To: HELP! Thursday morning, i was getting ready for work when pain hit my chest and neck, almost brought me to my knees. i have severe C...
is the advair diskus 500/50 the equivalent to the advair hfa 115/21?
Recent MRI showed: Lung apices show chronic fibrotic change. What exactly does that mean?
prognosis for very advanced emphysema with lung function of 26% and BODE of 8
I have Emphysema. Is that the same thing as COPD?
My mom has been diagnosed with end stage emphysema. Big shock to all of us who knew she had lung disease but didn't know it was this ser...
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