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What are the most common symptoms of emphysema?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Breathlessness

Shortness of breath, initially only with exertion, but over time with progressively less exertion and even at rest, is the cardinal symptom of emphysema.

In brief: Breathlessness

Shortness of breath, initially only with exertion, but over time with progressively less exertion and even at rest, is the cardinal symptom of emphysema.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shortness of breath

There is spectrum of lung disease, from "pure" emphysema to chronic bronchitis.
The symptom common to all is shortness of breath. Emphysema may have a dry cough, unlike the juicy cough of bronchitis. Some have chest tightness. Coughing up blood is possible but rare.

In brief: Shortness of breath

There is spectrum of lung disease, from "pure" emphysema to chronic bronchitis.
The symptom common to all is shortness of breath. Emphysema may have a dry cough, unlike the juicy cough of bronchitis. Some have chest tightness. Coughing up blood is possible but rare.
Dr. Edward Hoffer
Dr. Edward Hoffer
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