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How are the disease emphysema and chronic bronchitis fatal?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford answered

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Respiratory failure: The lungs eventually lose so much function that they can't support normal metabolic processes and supply oxygen which is one of the fuels the body runs on.

Answered 5/11/2019

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Dr. Rada Ivanov answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

See below: By decreasing the lung function until one can no longer breathe on one's own. But there are a lot of things that doctors can do these days to slow this down!

Answered 3/24/2015

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