11 doctors weighed in:
Does less stress help heal emphysema?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ivan Ackerman
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Can however help breathelessness b/c anxiety can increase minute ventilation.

In brief: No
Can however help breathelessness b/c anxiety can increase minute ventilation.
Dr. Ivan Ackerman
Dr. Ivan Ackerman
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
but it doesn't make it worse.
Dr. Theodore Caspe
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Emphysema does not heal with less stress.
However when you are in a lot of stress your cells tend to require more oxygen and thus increase in demand on the lungs to provide more oxygen.

In brief: No
Emphysema does not heal with less stress.
However when you are in a lot of stress your cells tend to require more oxygen and thus increase in demand on the lungs to provide more oxygen.
Dr. Theodore Caspe
Dr. Theodore Caspe
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No unfortunately not buy may help in coping better with this condition.

In brief: No
No unfortunately not buy may help in coping better with this condition.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Decreasing stress can help people cope with a disease, and patients with emphysema may feel more short of breath if stressed, but the damage to the lungs from smoking is permanent.
Smoking cessation will avoid further rapid damage.

In brief: No
Decreasing stress can help people cope with a disease, and patients with emphysema may feel more short of breath if stressed, but the damage to the lungs from smoking is permanent.
Smoking cessation will avoid further rapid damage.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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