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What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Bad

Lack of oxygen in emphysema is general and not localized to one part of the body.
Most critical and sensitive parts are brain and heart. If there is additional poor circulation to the legs, lack of oxygen will contribute to leg cramps, leg pain, nerve damage, poor wound healing and gangrene.

In brief: Bad

Lack of oxygen in emphysema is general and not localized to one part of the body.
Most critical and sensitive parts are brain and heart. If there is additional poor circulation to the legs, lack of oxygen will contribute to leg cramps, leg pain, nerve damage, poor wound healing and gangrene.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Generally none

But this assumes you have no arterial blockages in your legs.

In brief: Generally none

But this assumes you have no arterial blockages in your legs.
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