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What Is The Difference In Symptoms Between Asthma And Emphysema
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
What is the physiologic difference between asthma, copd, emphysema and bronchitis? How to identify each as an emt? How are they treated?
Emergency situations: As an emt in these cases you primary concern is to make sure the patient can breathe. In asthma, codp emphysema and "chronic bronchitis" a resuce inhaler like albuterol or ipratropium(copd) owuld be your first response. Steroid inhalers are not for rescue situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difference...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent, reversible airway obstruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both forms of COPD and are characterized by irreversible airway obstruction usually caused by smoking. Now, COPD patients can also have a reversible airway obstruction component and asthmatics can develop an irreversible component over time so there is overlap in this definition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Asthma is a clinical diagnosis. Emphysema is a radiological diagnosis . Overlap between chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema is a known entity. However, pulmonary function testing and ct scan of the chest should atleast differentiate between asthma and emphysema, but once again they are not mutually exclusive conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bill was told he has start of Emphysema and he's never smoked. They said scarring from child hood asthma. Is there anything to slow progression?
Aging lung changes: Some loss of air sacs in the lung with age alone occurs. This loss is called emphysema. Years of uncontrolled asthma at any age can damage the lung. Disorder called Alpha1 Antitrypsin where early in life emphysema is seen but unlikely cause here. Any chronic inhalation of smoke or chemical fumes can cause lung damage. Avoiding elements such as these and treating lung infections preserves the lung ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's hard to know if my breathing problems are being caused by asthma or emphysema. How can we tell?
I have family history of copd, asthma, and emphysema should I get mg lungs tested? I was exposed to second smoke growing up?
Yes: I strongly recommend a pulmonary evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do I have emphysema? 28 10 pack years. Constant sob. Anxiety. Pft normal with very low dlco. Smoked before test. Dr says asthma. What other causes?
Low DLCO: In asthma FEV1 is < 80% w/ FEV1/FVC ratio preserved, In COPD FEV1/FVC ratio is <0.7, FEV1is normal or low depending on stage of COPD. Low DLCO seen in fibrosis, vasculitis, emphysema- alveolar ( gas exchange ) area reduced due to destruction. FVC is low in restrictive disease. Smoking can worsen results of the test. If DLCO is low one would expect low FEV1/FVC unless intersitial f/u/doc ...Read more
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung as with diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It can even be from something as simple as obesity or muscle weakness that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma or emphysema? Dlco low on one pft doctor said performed wrong. Uploaded two tests. Who's available for second opinion?
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?
See below: Exam question? The interstitial lung diseases (there are many) like Interstitial pneumonias from collagen vascular disease or idiopathic, Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP), Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD), Drug induced lung disease; also Obesity, Pregnancy, and Cirrhosis with ascites. Many others. ...Read more
I have copd(emphysema/bronchiolitis /asthma . A while ago I was coughing up pink sputum. Now my
sputum is orange. What does that mean?
I have emphysema and asthma I'm wheezing coughing can't breath I just had bronchitis a month ago could it be that or an exerbation of the emphysema?
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