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COPD : See a pulmonary doc to get the best diagnostic and treatment follow up. ...Read more
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
Yes: Emphysema can occur with a normal chest xray. Mild changes may only be visible with ct scan, however the underlying physiologic abnormality with emphysema or COPD is diagnosed with pulmonary function tests which measure lung function and involve breathing into a device which can measure aspects while breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have mild emphysema without treatment do you know how fast it can progress I don't have insurance but i do seem to get out of breath really easy?
If I had a CT scan and the told me I was showing signs of mild emphysema, does that mean I have it? Is my prognosis good?
I have mild emphysema could that be what's causing high blood pressure my bp was 140/110 pulse 111 I have had high bp in the past but was treated?
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