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How Many People In The World Get Emphysema A Year
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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