Emphysema causes

Overview of Emphysema


Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that is long term and chronic. A person with disease has difficulty breathing because of limitation in exhaling. There are several different causes for emphysema, but smoking is the primary reason for most cases of emphysema.

Emphysema is the primary type of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). There is no known cure for this disease, but when a person quits smoking the rate of the progression of the disease lessens. Read more »

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