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Paraseptal Emphysema Causes
Could anyone help me I was diagnosed with emphysema, now I found out it is paraseptal emphysema. What is the difference?
Not much: The term "paraseptal" is just an anatomical location. Don't worry too much about it. Now that you have the diagnosis, make sure you stop smoking if you still smoke and get treatment. There are a lot of great treatments and life can be lives fully. Don't lose hope. Emphysema is NOT a death sentence. ...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
Impossible. Paraseptal emphysema no smoke or wood stoves, fumes. Had no issue with lungs before h1n1. Ct scan clear in december 2008. H1n1 jab 11/24/2009?
Paraseptal emphysema in upper lobes, what are consequences/treatmen? Taken 3 CT scans, a ctpa over 4 years. Symptoms started after h1n1 vaccination
Coincidence: Paraseptal emphysema is caused by particulate pollution from combustion of organic materials (tobacco, diesel fumes, woodstoves, etc.). If you have emphysema, it makes it that much more important to get your flu shot every year, so don't blame this on the flu shot. Consequences depend on whether you continue to be exposed to the causative agent, typically cigarettes. ...Read more
Definately: Smoking is the number one risk factor for the development of emphysema. Other risks include family history, a genetic predisposition (such as Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency) and occupational exposure (usually related to dusts). If you have no desire to develop emphysema do not smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It IS the result...:
Emphysema is one of the main results of cigarette smoking. Emphysema is the destruction of lung tissue from smoking.
Cigarette smoking is the #1 cause of emphysema. That's why, you should quit asap. It definitely can cause emphysema (and a whole host of other bad stuff). ...Read more
Damaged air sacs: Smoking causes two major kinds of damage - inflammation of the air passages (bronchitis) which ultimately narrows and scars these passages, and damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) where oxygen and carbon dioxide is exchanged between air we breathe in and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Eventually we cannot get in enough oxygen or get rid of carbon dioxide and can't move air- air hunger. ...Read more
Yes: The more you smoke, the more damage to the lungs. Smoking early and often gets you to end stage lung disease faster. Quit smoking as soon as possible. Emphysema is not reversible and does not have effective treatment. In some cases lung transplant is an option. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I heard emphysema can be caused by smoking, but is there an equivalent to emphysema but without smoking?
Number of things: Most notably, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disease. Also, environmental or occupational exposures. Second-hand smoke is also possible though by a longer stretch. Sometimes, normal chest x-rays of healthy young people are overread as emphysema. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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