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Yes, COPD is a term that describes many lung conditions. COPD is an umbrella term.

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Is copd the same as emphysema?

Emphysema is one type of COPD. There are others.


What is the difference between COPD and emphysema?

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are sub-categories of COPD. If you have either, you have COPD.


What are the causes for COPD?

COPD is an umbrella term for asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and respiratory illnesses. The most common cause of emphysema is cigarette smoking.


What is an example of COPD?

Chronic bronchitis and Emphysema.


Does emphysema cause respiratory emphysema?

Emphysema IS a respiratory problem. Emphysema is one of many conditions that are collectively called COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.


What disease is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

Copd


What is the medical term meaning Progressive loss of lung function in which the chest sometimes assumes an enlarged barrel shape?

Emphysema, which is a part of COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema.Called "barrel chest"; usually caused by chronic pulmonary emphysema.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema.Pulmonary emphysema


How does COPD differ from emphysema?

Emphysema is a form of copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). Other forms include chronic bronchitis. It was the 6th biggest cause of death globally as of 1990.


How long will you live with emphysema?

late death of copd patients


Airway obstruction associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis?

COPD


What are the two diseases that come from copd?

chronic bronchitis and emphysema


What does COPD refer to?

COPD commonly refers to two related, progressive diseases of the respiratory system, chronic bronchitis and emphysema


What is the prognosis of COPD?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the condition of suffering from severe bronchitis, emphysema, or both. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.


Many people with COPD have which two conditions?

Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis.


Why is emphysema a COPD?

It's part of the diseases grouped under COPD because they have the same pathophysiology. It's caused by an obstruction leading to too much carbon dioxide in the alveoli. Emphysema is an obstructive respiratory disease.


Are Copd and pulmonary emphysema the same as lung cancer?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a number of lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and many others which could be a sign of lung cancer.


What are three common respiratory diseases affecting Americans?

COPD, Emphysema, asthma.


What disorder is characterized by over dilated alveoli that have lost their elasticity?

COPD-emphysema


How common is COPD?

Nearly 16 million people in the United States, 14 million with chronic bronchitis and two million with emphysema, suffer from COPD


What is it callled when Air is trapped in lungs and bronchioles are plugged with mucus a type of COPD?

Emphysema


Which disease is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


Are chronic bronchitis and copd the same?

Yes, but there is more to it, and that is that COPD also consists of emphysema and asthma. There is no cure for COPD at this time; however treatment and care can improve the symptoms making it easier to live with.


Is emphysema caused by a virus bacteria or fungus?

It can be caused by any of these, or more particularly by inhalation of smoke such as tobacco smoke. Emphysema (COPD) is the destruction of the alveoli in the lungs.


Another name for emphysema?

Maby Lung Cancer. Or lung disease


What are the effects of cigar smoking?

Cancer, emphysema and many Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Diseases [COPD ].