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Could anyone help me I was diagnosed with emphysema, now I found out it is paraseptal emphysema. What is the difference?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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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?

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?

Not uncommon: To get changes of mild emphysema on ct as we age even in the absence of smoking. If you have no pulmonary symptoms of emphysema then I would not worry about the findings. If you do then lung function is best evaluated by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Paraseptal emphysema in upper lobes, what are consequences/treatmen? Taken 3 CT scans, a ctpa over 4 years. Symptoms started after h1n1 vaccination

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

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Does smoking cause emphysema?

Does smoking cause emphysema?

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 more

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Can cigarettes cause emphysema?

Can cigarettes cause emphysema?

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

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Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

Emphysema is a disease, frequently caused by smoking, what are the effects?

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

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Can very early age of smoking cause endstage emphysema or can it be reversed?

Can very early age of smoking cause endstage emphysema or can it be reversed?

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 more

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Can barrett's eusophagus cause more complications or visa versa with someone with emphysema?

Can barrett's eusophagus cause more complications or visa versa with someone with emphysema?

The Barrett.'s can: Definitely be associated with severe reflux, and to the extent it could produce lung aspiration events it could certainly negatively impact a patient with emphysema. Especially if the aspiration leads to pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the cause of emphysema in men?

What is the cause of emphysema in men?

Smoking: Smoking, smoking and smoking. Then there are genetic causes like alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and rarely occupational exposures. In some parts of the world open pit charcoal burning can cause emphysema. ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing cause emphysema to worsen?

Can excessive coughing cause emphysema to worsen?

No: But it might be a sign that something is amiss: insufficient medications, medication side effect, something else might be going on. ..Etc.
Excessive coughing can cause broken ribs, chest pain, coughing blood and collapsed lung. ...Read more

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What could cause me to get emphysema if I have never smoked?

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 more

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Can emphysema cause hypercapnia?

Can emphysema cause hypercapnia?

Yes: Hypercapnea is more common with COPD than with emphysema and many patients have a mixture of COPD and emphysema but I have seen a few cases of hypercapnia where emphysema was the primary issue. ...Read more

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Can emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Can emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Clubbing: Chronic hypoxemia can cause finger clubbing, severe emphysema can cause that. ...Read more

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Does emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Does emphysema cause finger clubbing?

Not usually.: Emphysema by itself usually doesn't cause clubbing. It might if associated with a chronically low blood oxygen level. ...Read more

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Could about six months of smoking weed cause emphysema?

Not likely: Patients who develop COPD smoked for a long time or they were around people that are very heavy smokers. There are a few genetic disorders that cause people to develop COPD without much smoking, but a few months of marijuana should not cause copd. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause emphysema from 3 pack years smoking at 23 years old?

Smoking: Long enough can cause emphysema. It has to be noted that not all smokers will develop emphysema but when it does happen it can be devastating. Not all smokers will develop lung cancer but when it does, cure is not readily available. So just think about that. ...Read more

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Can CHF cause me to have emphysema?

Can CHF cause me to have emphysema?

No: CHF can cause shortness of breath. Emphysema is a distinct entity that primarily affects the lungs and also causes shortness of breath. They are distinct clinical entities. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more