Emphysema is a disease of the lung tissue where the elastic nature of the lungs gets destroyed by the irritating effects of cigarette smoke. This causes the lungs to lose the abi[...]
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While lung transplantation was initially used as a treatment for pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, the indications have evolved such that emphysema is[...]
These three diseases seem to be so similar that I was trying to sort out if one causes the other or if they are truly independent.
When considering Emphysema and Lung Cancer I f[...]
Can Emphysema be Caused by something other than Smoking? Why, Yes, it can....
Besides smoking, the other major known cause of emphysema is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Howeve[...]
Shortness of breath is by far the most common of emphysema symptoms. Most people with emphysema first notice something's wrong when they become winded during a previously routine a[...]
Emphysema occurs when the air sacs in your lungs are gradually destroyed, making you progressively more short of breath. Emphysema is one of several diseases known collectively as [...]
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