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What Does Emphysema Feel Like
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
Can emphysema/copd/bronchitis&other respiratory conditions make it feel like the throat/esophagus has cool air in it (no pain) but feels abnormal?
Not described : Never heard or read of an association between what you describe and lung disease. But you could ask a doc for a full examination (history and physical exam) for more reassurance. ...Read more
For people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. what do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?
May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there may be a misunderstanding here. Lupus can be associated with inflammatory reactions of the lung tissue or lining of the lung, lung scarring ("fibrosis"), or diaphragm. A consultation with a pulmonologist (lung specialist) may be needed to clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not pretty: Emphysema lungs are large and have many distended air sacks. It is commonly called "smokers lung" and the lungs look as in the picture. Sarcoidosis, though, rarely can have "emphysematous changes", . For the most part, it is associated with scarring of the lungs as well as large lymph nodes in between the lungs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: Autopsy specimen of patients with advanced emphysema shows blackened lungs with punch out holes, like swiss cheese because of destruction of lung parenchyma and large holes formation because of collapse of lung alveoli and formation of blebs and bullous cavity. However, this is the end stage disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause emphysema -like changes on chest xray that isn't emphysema? 58 yr old never smoked
I have emphysema like changes on my cat scan I lost my insurance so I can't afford treatment what does that mean for me and will I get worse?
My heart ef is <20% i have a defibrillator on heaps of meds im in stage 4 of emphysema and on limited funds i would like to ask more but i cant afford the fees thanks anyway?
What is question: happy to help but what is your question? ...Read more
Emphysema is also known as COPD. 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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