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are copd and emphysema the same thing

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Not entirely: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) encompasses the diseases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
They are related: Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, includes both chronic bronchitis (coughing up sputum each day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung t ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Category...: Emphysema is a type of copd. There are also other types of copd, like chronic bronchitis.

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
20 years experience Pulmonology
COPD : COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is subdivided into chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Most patients with emphysema do have ch bronchitis ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
On oxygen : That is possible. Off oxygen should decline saturation. Ct may help define embolism! or destroyed lung areas.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: COPD is a big box. It includes many diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, and emphysema. Check with your lung doc.
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Dr. Robert Robinson
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Emphysema is a COPD: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) is a group of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The disease names do not indicate sev ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: COPD is a combination term we use to describe emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some patients have strictly emphysema and some have strictly chronic ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: Severe incapacitating shortness of breath and confusion from hypoxia(low oxygen) and carbon dioxide retention.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Clinic vrs Pathol. : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the name given to a not reversable clinical condition when the patient experiences difficulty to breathe with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Same thing: copd refers to the decreased airflow seen in the disease. emphysema is the pathologic process in the lung seen with copd. however the terms are used ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses several causes of lung obstruction often resulting in shortness of breath and wheezing. The c ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No such thing: There is no such thing as "best medication". There are certain common medications such as beta blocker and steroid inhalers but it depends on your pul ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
PFT: Pulmonary function testing is the gold standard ct can also help, with endinspiration and endexpiration.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Where u love to be: Any location that speaks to them. For those on oxygen, caution with air travel and high altitudes. Lodging should have easy access, no long stairs to ... Read More

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