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What are the symptoms of emphysema?

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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shortness of breath

Typically emphysema causes shortness of breath without wheezing or congestion - just air hunger. There are many causes of this symptom however so testing is required for a proper diagnosis.

In brief: Shortness of breath

Typically emphysema causes shortness of breath without wheezing or congestion - just air hunger. There are many causes of this symptom however so testing is required for a proper diagnosis.
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Shortness of breath, wheezing, cough - usually dry but sometimes wet.
You can also get chest pains etc.

In brief: See below

Shortness of breath, wheezing, cough - usually dry but sometimes wet.
You can also get chest pains etc.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Shortness of breath, especially on exertion; cough - usually dry; fatigue and general tiredness; loss of weight especially if advanced.
Go to a doctor, they can diagnose, quantify and treat it for you. And if you doubt what you hear, come back to healthtap.

In brief: See below

Shortness of breath, especially on exertion; cough - usually dry; fatigue and general tiredness; loss of weight especially if advanced.
Go to a doctor, they can diagnose, quantify and treat it for you. And if you doubt what you hear, come back to healthtap.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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