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Could you have emphysema without coughing?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

In the early stages, you can compensate for emphysema and have no symptoms at all.
Later on, you may just have shortness of breath and fatigue without much coughing. Check yourself or your loved one, there is evidence that with early treatment the progression of emphysema may be slowed down.

In brief: Yes

In the early stages, you can compensate for emphysema and have no symptoms at all.
Later on, you may just have shortness of breath and fatigue without much coughing. Check yourself or your loved one, there is evidence that with early treatment the progression of emphysema may be slowed down.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

COPD could present with cough, frequent episodes of bronchitis, wheezing, or shortness of breath.

In brief: Yes

COPD could present with cough, frequent episodes of bronchitis, wheezing, or shortness of breath.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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