Results for: Emphysema

What is emphysema?

A pathological diagnosis defined as the permanent destructive enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles, resulting in loss of alveolar surface area and (MORE)

How do you get emphysema?

It's when you smoke. Smoking causes your air sacs ( littles sacs in your lungs to get bigger, decreacing the amont of surface area in your lungs) and making you unable to brea (MORE)

What does emphysema do?

 Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that  primarily causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the  alveoli (air sacs in the lung). In peo (MORE)
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Can emphysema get better?

There is no medical cure for emphysema. However, you can slow down it's progress and make your condition improve by quitting smoking. That is, if you acquired it from smoking. (MORE)

Who does emphysema affect?

Emphysema is a serious condition that affects many people who have been exposed to cigarette smoke, or other toxin that pollute the air. They do not began to see changes right (MORE)

What is altered by emphysema?

The surface tension in the alveoli of lungs gets considerablyincreased, because of reduced synthesis of surfactants, which mayhave occured, as in most cases, due to chronic sm (MORE)

What altered by emphysema?

The surface tension in the alveoli of lungs gets considerablyincreased, because of reduced synthesis of surfactants, which mayhave occured, as in most cases, due to chronic sm (MORE)