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How many people in the world get emphysema a year?

How many people in the world get emphysema a year?

10 %: World wide estimate is 10% - due to cigarette smoking and due to use of biofuels - like wood and others. In usa incidence is 16.3 new cases per 1000 per year. ...Read more

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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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Docs, could a 3 year old child get emphysema?

Docs, could a 3 year old child get emphysema?

Yes: There are congenital forms of emphysema due to malformations in the development of the lung. In addition, if your child has had mechanical ventilation this may also be related. Prmg will review records faxed to 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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Ihaven't smoked in 28 years and I have just been told I have emphysema. Will that get worst?

Ihaven't smoked in 28 years and I have just been told I have emphysema. Will that get worst?

Possibly: It could get worse with time, even though you quit smoking a while back. It is important to take your medications such as inhalers, as directed by your doctor in order to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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I had a CT done that radiologist stated that I have early signs of emphysema. I haven't smoked in seven years will the emphysema continue to get worse since I don't smoke anymore?

Yes but see below: Ct is not a good way to evaluate emphysema. You should get pulmonary function testing. That will tell you how bad your emphysema really is. Everybody's lung function gets worse with age. The best thing you ever did is quit smoking, that will slow your lung function's decline. Your ct does not necessarily correlate to your functional status or mean that you will be a pulmonary cripple. ...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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Is emphysema common in a 22 year old?

Is emphysema common in a 22 year old?

Nope: If you have this as a 22 year old, you need to look toward a (treatable) condition called alpha-1 antitrypsin disease, and consult a pulmonary expert. ...Read more

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Could a 65 year old man with emphysema regain some stamina and sing well again, or is it too late?

Could a 65 year old man with emphysema regain some stamina and sing well again, or is it too late?

Emphysema: It depends on the severity of disease. A pulmonary function test judges severity. Proper inhaler therapy would go a long way to help as well. Avoidance of smoking would also be of great assistance in helping emphysema patients. Finally, i strongly believe in pulmonary rehab. This program works with pulmonary patients to improve ability to exercise. Better pulm. Function may assist with singing. ...Read more

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Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Possibly: Pregnancy does increase pulmonary strain by increasing metabolic demand and decreasing overall lung capacity. The key is to work closely with your OB and pulmonary specialists to minimize risk. ...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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