A 36-year-old member asked:
what does it feel like being in advanced stages of emphysema?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Aaron Milstone answered
26 years experience Pulmonology
Under water: One of my patients once described emphysema as being similar to being underwater and not being able to come up for air - probably very accurate.
Answered on Aug 11, 2012
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa answered
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Shortness of breath: Usually, the advanced stages of emphysema are associated with shortness of breath, even at rest. Sometimes cough, chest tightness, wheezing. Many times people require oxygen. It is quite uncomfortable. I hope you never reach that stage.
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
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