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Does air pollution affect emphysema?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The air pollution can make the symptoms in patients with emphysema worse, like cough or shortness of breath.
It depends.

In brief: Yes
The air pollution can make the symptoms in patients with emphysema worse, like cough or shortness of breath.
It depends.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The shortness of breath and coughing that are the major symptoms of emphysema become more pronounced when exposed to air pollution.

In brief: Yes
The shortness of breath and coughing that are the major symptoms of emphysema become more pronounced when exposed to air pollution.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Air pollution (of which smoking is one kind) can damage and destroy the lungs, and therefore cause emphysema.

In brief: Yes
Air pollution (of which smoking is one kind) can damage and destroy the lungs, and therefore cause emphysema.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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