Emphysema

What is emphysema?

Emphysema is a type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). COPD is a group of lung diseases that make it hard to breathe and get worse over time. The other main type of COPD is chronic bronchitis. Most people with COPD have both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but how severe each type is can be different from person to person.

Emphysema affects the air sacs in your lungs. Normally, these sacs are elastic or stretchy. When you breathe in, each air sac fills up with air, like a small balloon. When you breathe out, the air sacs deflate, and the air goes out.

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  1. Emphysema (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is emphysema? Emphysema is a type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). COPD is a group of lung diseases that make it ... chronic bronchitis. Most people with COPD have both emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but how severe each type ...
  2. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (National Library of Medicine)  
    Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT deficiency) is an inherited condition that raises your risk for lung and liver disease. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a protein ...
  3. Subcutaneous emphysema occurs when air gets into tissues under the skin. This most often occurs in the skin covering ... Subcutaneous emphysema can often be seen as a smooth bulging of the skin. When a health care provider feels ( ...
  4. National Emphysema Foundation (National Emphysema Foundation)  
    National Emphysema Foundation (NEF) Skip to content Jump to main navigation and login Nav view search Navigation Search Javascript ... ru - free templates joomla Welcome to the National Emphysema Foundation (NEF) This site is for the benefit ...
  5. Emphysema/Statistics and Research ... Emphysema
  6. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency/Related Issues ... Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency ... Emphysema/Specifics ... Emphysema ... National Jewish Health ... PDF
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Emphysema From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Emphysema/Clinical Trials ... Emphysema
  8. ... which involves a long-term cough with mucus Emphysema, which involves damage to the lungs over time ... a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin can develop emphysema. Other risk factors for COPD are: Exposure to ...
  9. Emphysema is a lung disease involving damage to the air sacs (alveoli). There is progressive destruction of ...
  10. Quick-relief medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) work quickly to help you breathe better. You take them when ...
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