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What Is Emphyzema
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
Have you heard of hydrogen peroxide use in emphyzema, and your thoughts on using it in a vaperizor for better breathing.
This is dangerous!: I have heard of this as well. This is not a good idea. Hydrogen peroxide will burn your lungs. Do not do this. There are many quacks out there recommending things to people that are outright stupid. This is one of them. ...Read more
Diagnosed with emphyzema. Face is flushing and getting dizzy. Am i misdiagnosed and or misprescribed. Feel miserable. Help?
Emphysema/COPD: Is diagnosed by history supported by findings on chest xray ; spirometry/breathing test. I presume u had these tests done. If d tests r positive, then more likely u have it. Don't panic.There r meds to alleviate the condition ;prevent it from getting worse.Ur symptoms could not necessarily be from emphysema but from hyperventilation or panic attack. http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/default.htm?names-. ...Read more
Definition...: Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is usually caused by cigarette smoking which damages the lungs leading to this disease. It is an incurable, slowly progressive disease. Once present, treatments are aimed at reducing symptoms and insuring that there is enough oxygen in the body to support it. Smoking cessation is vital to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid malnutrition: People with bad lung disease need to avoid becoming underweight. Many lose weight due to the calorie burning nature of heavy breathing and once all the body fat is gone the patient may start losing the muscle mass they need to breathe. Within reason, people who weight more live longer with severe lung disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Life long: Once you have emphysema, it will always be there. Once you lose lung tissue, it is gone forever. That doesn't mean life is over...There are very good treatments, and people with emphysema can life full, productive lives. Best thing is to stop smoking and see a doctor to get treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD: Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). It is characterized by chronic obstruction in the airways usually due to smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. The diagnosis is made by an evaluation by a doctor as well as pulmonary function tests. There are treatments available. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further lung damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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