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What are the usual symptoms of emphysema?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Usual symptoms...

Usual symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath, decreased blood oxygen level, decreased appetite, decreased ability to sleep, decreased activity level, cough, wheezing, weight loss, etc.
The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function tests, which can occur without any symptoms.

In brief: Usual symptoms...

Usual symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath, decreased blood oxygen level, decreased appetite, decreased ability to sleep, decreased activity level, cough, wheezing, weight loss, etc.
The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function tests, which can occur without any symptoms.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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