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Whats the difference between having chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
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Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Different symptoms
While chronic lung disease can have both these components one will usually dominate the picture - bronchitics will have lots of trouble with infections and mucus clearing and cough - emphamatous folk will have more shortness of breath/discomfort, and are more likely to have barrel chests, retain carbon dioxide and need oxygen therapy.

In brief: Different symptoms
While chronic lung disease can have both these components one will usually dominate the picture - bronchitics will have lots of trouble with infections and mucus clearing and cough - emphamatous folk will have more shortness of breath/discomfort, and are more likely to have barrel chests, retain carbon dioxide and need oxygen therapy.
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