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Is COPD the same thing as emphysema?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Category...

Emphysema is a type of copd.
There are also other types of copd, like chronic bronchitis.

In brief: Category...

Emphysema is a type of copd.
There are also other types of copd, like chronic bronchitis.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: They are related

Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, includes both chronic bronchitis (coughing up sputum each day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue).
Most often, it is caused by smoking.

In brief: They are related

Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, includes both chronic bronchitis (coughing up sputum each day) and/or emphysema (destruction of lung tissue).
Most often, it is caused by smoking.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not entirely

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) encompasses the diseases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

In brief: Not entirely

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) encompasses the diseases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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