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How are the disease emphysema and chronic bronchitis fatal?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Respiratory failure

The lungs eventually lose so much function that they can't support normal metabolic processes and supply oxygen which is one of the fuels the body runs on.

In brief: Respiratory failure

The lungs eventually lose so much function that they can't support normal metabolic processes and supply oxygen which is one of the fuels the body runs on.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

By decreasing the lung function until one can no longer breathe on one's own.
But there are a lot of things that doctors can do these days to slow this down!

In brief: See below

By decreasing the lung function until one can no longer breathe on one's own.
But there are a lot of things that doctors can do these days to slow this down!
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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