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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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How many people die from emphysema each year?

How many people die from emphysema each year?

US COPD Stats: Here are stats for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in US: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm Emphysema is one form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease . ...Read more

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Are people that are heavy set more likely to die from emphysema?

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Are people that are heavy set more likely to die from emphysema?

No: As emphysema progresses patients lose their appetite, their muscle mass, and weight. Patients with severe emphysema are more likely to be very thin than very heavy. Maintaining normal body weight enables such patients to remain active and provides the best possible quality of life. ...Read more

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Anyone have a loved one die from emphysema who knows how to stop a youngster from smoking?

Anyone have a loved one die from emphysema who knows how to stop a youngster from smoking?

Online Guidelines: Go online to www.Opas.Us and under handouts review the one directed toward smokers. Print it out and provide it to your loved one. Understand, however, you are powerless whether even they will read it or not. ...Read more

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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

How many people die from emphysema, arteriosclerosis, or stroke due to smoking?

Many: Cardiovascular disease, COPD and stroke are 3 of the 4 leading causes of death in the us (the other being cancers) so most people die as a consequence of these disorders. COPD alone causes one death every 4 minutes. ...Read more

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Emphysema (Definition)

Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more


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