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Can emphysema be cured?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Emphysema is, by definition, a disease characterized by irreversible damage to the lungs.
However, there are all degrees of emphysema and the goal of therapy is to ameliorate symptoms, treat complications, and prevent or slow progression.

In brief: No

Emphysema is, by definition, a disease characterized by irreversible damage to the lungs.
However, there are all degrees of emphysema and the goal of therapy is to ameliorate symptoms, treat complications, and prevent or slow progression.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not..,

Emphysema, or copd, is lung damage that usually occurs due to cigarette smoking.
If the patient stops smoking, the lung damage can improve and, if the patient quits at a fairly young age, the lung may heal to almost normal over a long period of time. In the meantime, there are treatments to make the patient more comfortable. Smoking cessation is the best intervention.

In brief: Usually not..,

Emphysema, or copd, is lung damage that usually occurs due to cigarette smoking.
If the patient stops smoking, the lung damage can improve and, if the patient quits at a fairly young age, the lung may heal to almost normal over a long period of time. In the meantime, there are treatments to make the patient more comfortable. Smoking cessation is the best intervention.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Emphysema treatment

Quit smoking first.
Emphysema is like an overinflated balloon. Shrinking of the lung can be achieved with medications, vats lobectomy, water steam bronchoscopy or bronchial valves.

In brief: Emphysema treatment

Quit smoking first.
Emphysema is like an overinflated balloon. Shrinking of the lung can be achieved with medications, vats lobectomy, water steam bronchoscopy or bronchial valves.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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