Early symptoms of emphysema are usually a productive cough or respiratory infection. Find out how this disease progresses.
Although the layman generally thinks of emphysema as a single disease, there are actually three distinct described morphological types of emphysema.
Review the stages of emphysema based on spirometer measures.
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is the result of a rupture of the alveolar and terminal bronchiolar sections of the lung. That rupture, in turn, is the result of an accumulation of gases inside a person's connective tissues.
Discover if emphysema causes chest pain, a look at Mediastinal, or subcutaneous emphysema, and severe COPD.
Centriacinar emphysema is a form of emphysema that affects the secondary lobules of the lung. It is the most prevalent cause of CAO.
The basic aim of the Buteyko method for emphysema is to teach patients a new technique for breathing that increases the intake of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). Low levels of CO2 allow for the bond within molecules of oxygen and haemoglobin in the blood to be strengthened.
When the "distal" part of the "acinus" (lung) is the main area affected with lesions, it becomes known as distal acinar emphysema.
Discover the effects of smoking on emphysema, the two types of treatment, and other leading causes of emphysema.
Discover if there is a connection between emphysema and hardwood flooring, the colorless gas in hardwood that may cause issues, and why builders are at the highest risk.
How long a person can live with emphysema is determined by several factors, including how far their disease has progressed, whether they've stopped the behaviors or ended the exposure to toxic substances that caused the disease, and what treatment they receive.
There is no cure for emphysema. Damage done to the lungs in emphysema is irreversible. Treatment plans focus instead on preventing further damage and treating the symptoms of emphysema to help maintain and improve quality of life.