Saturday, August 19, 2017

Emphysema Overview: Causes and Symptoms

Some 2 million Americans have emphysema. It’s a terrible disease of slow suffocation, overwhelmingly caused by decades of smoking. Everyone knows that smoking causes the vast majority of the nation’s 160,000 annual lung cancer deaths. Most people know that smoking contributes to many of the 740,000 deaths from heart disease. But few know that emphysema […]

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Emphysema Treatments and Remedies

Emphysema is usually caused by years of smoking, and is due to damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. People with emphysema experience shortness of breath because their bodies are not getting enough oxygen, and often have a chronic cough.

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