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Why do people with emphysema lose weight?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Stress of

Hypoxia and increased nutritional needs.

In brief: Stress of

Hypoxia and increased nutritional needs.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Breathing

Patients with emphysema work hard to breath.
This effort uses up calories quickly. Also the inflated lungs push on the stomach and limit the size of the stomach causing patients to ingest less food.

In brief: Breathing

Patients with emphysema work hard to breath.
This effort uses up calories quickly. Also the inflated lungs push on the stomach and limit the size of the stomach causing patients to ingest less food.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Thank
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