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Does cold weather worsen emphysema symptoms?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not necessarily
Some patients with emphysema do better in colder air/cooler temperatures and find extreme heat more difficult.
Each patient is an individual and there are no broad recommendations from any organization to avoid cold/heat. It really depends on how you as an individual feel in extremes of temperature.

In brief: Not necessarily
Some patients with emphysema do better in colder air/cooler temperatures and find extreme heat more difficult.
Each patient is an individual and there are no broad recommendations from any organization to avoid cold/heat. It really depends on how you as an individual feel in extremes of temperature.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: In some people
Different people with emphysema have different triggers for symptoms.
In some, the cold weather makes it more difficult to breathe. In others, warm, humid weather does this. It all depends on how your body reacts.

In brief: In some people
Different people with emphysema have different triggers for symptoms.
In some, the cold weather makes it more difficult to breathe. In others, warm, humid weather does this. It all depends on how your body reacts.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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