What does a person who has emphysema feel?
A person like this feels like they can't get any air out only in.
A person with emphysema externally presents with a barrel shaped chest. This is due to reduction in the elasticity of lungs. Also, the patient feels shortness of breath, fatigue and gets tired quickly.
If emphysema has lots of phlegm or fluid in the lungs, the person can feel like they are drowning. Even without phlegm or fluid, taking a breath can feel like an elephant is sitting on the chest.
In emphysema, there is lung damage so the exchange of O2 and CO2 decreases. The person feels constantly "air hungry" and without enough O2 will feel chronically tired. Read More
Yes, it is incorrect that emphysema means the person smoked. Emphysema starts because the person is exposed to lung irritants. These irritants attack the airways, and damage the alveoli. Read More
Eventually, emphysema is fatal. No one can predict, with accuracy, how long any specific person can live with the disease. Read More
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the person can have short of breath as the lungs are being weakened Read More
Emphysema is a disease that destroys the tiny air sacs in your lungs. In this case it can even cause lung cancer. A person with advanced emphysema uses 80% of his/her energy to breathe. Read More
Emphysema is a disease which does tend to get worse once it appears. However, it will get worse faster if a person continues to smoke. Read More
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Do people with emphysema have a higher or lower breathing rate than someone who does not have the disease?
Emphysema causes a higher breathing rate. A person with emphysema can be "air hungry" even when getting external oxygen by mask or cannula. Read More
Emphysema impairs gas exchange. So sports would be harder to perform because the person cannot get enough oxygen. Read More
During the usual course of emphysema, a person who has never had seizures before will not have any seizures. A person could or might have a seizure if they experience a severe impairment in the ability to breathe--such as if they contracted pneumonia on top of the emphysema--and had even less O2. But generally, emphysema is just a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation, increased phlegm and coughing, and impaired gas exchange. Read More
There is no cure for emphysema-- except lung or heart-lung transplant (which likely would not be done). THC will NOT cure emphysema. The person using THC just won't care as much that they can't get air-- and, because of that effect on the body/brain, the person could stop breathing from THC. Read More
The phrase "beginning emphysema" just means a doctor suspects or a test shows beginning changes or symptoms that are consistent with emphysema (or generally consistent with COPD). It likely means the person has symptoms of inflammation in the lungs from lung irritants. Read More
A person with emphysema would cough up to about 2 cups of phlegm per day. That would mean in 8 days, they would cough up a gallon of phlegm. Drink up! Read More
It can because a patient does not feel like eating. However, more often, patients gain weight from steroids used to help them breathe, or from fluid retention if the person has heart disease. But even if a person gains weight, they still may be deficient in nutrition. Read More
Emphysema always is chronic and progressive. There is always a beginning (even if it goes unnoticed), and unfortunately, ends in death. How long a person can live from the time of diagnosis depends on numerous factors. Read More
people with emphysema feel more tired than other people because they are having difficulties with their breathing, so there bodies are using more energy and muscles to help them breathe hence why they get tired quickly and more tired than others. hope this helps!! x :) Read More
You are 50 and have mild emphysema from smoking-you stopped smoking 6 years agoWill your emphysema get worse or will it stay as it is ie mild breathlessness?
Emphysema is a chronic long-term disease that blocks air way to lungs, meaning it will continue to affect the person by giving them shortness of breath. A treatment to Emphysema is to quit smoking as mentioned above, and then there are medications like Bronchodilators which improve the construction of the airways. So unless they keep smoking, no Emphysema can not worsen and can even be improved. Read More
Because it can appear when a person is as young as 30 or 40 years old Read More
Because their lungs are full of tar and death. Read More
Emphysema's effect on vital capacity increases as the disease progresses. Emphysema is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) which obstructs the passage of air out of the lungs. As a person exhales with emphysema, the airways close prematurely which reduces the exhalation volume thus reducing vital capacity. Read More
Emphysema IS a respiratory problem. Emphysema is one of many conditions that are collectively called COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Read More
Emphysema has been around as long as cigars. Also, Emphysema has benn around for thousands of years, since the Egyptian times. Emphysema was just recently discovered. Read More
Mild to moderate emphysema usually is not life threatening. Severe emphysema can be. Read More
Emphysema is not contagious, so no it can not be spread. Read More
Eventually, everyone dies. But most likely yes, you will die of emphysema. Emphysema shortens your life. Read More
What is the medical term meaning disease characterized by loss of elasticity overexpansion and destruction of the alveoli?
emphysema emphysema Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is most often caused by cigarette smoking. Its called the Emphysema Emphysema is one disease that can cause the pulmonary alvioli to be useless. Lung cancer is another one. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) is also responsible for making alvioli useless. Emphasema Emphysema Emphysema its called emphysema emphysema Reason: Emphysema is a disease that is linked to smoking and results in a reduction in the number and… Read More
Emphysema is a non-infectious disease, which means that it is not contagious. You can get emphysema only by smoking, or in some rare cases, by heredity. Read More
People do not recover from emphysema, but sometimes they survive for many years, despite having the disease. Eventually emphysema is fatal. Read More
The correct spelling is "emphysema" (a chronic respiratory disease). Read More
Emphysema is a serious and chronic disease that cannot be reversed Read More
Emphysema affects the lungs. It is a chronic disease, and progressive. Read More
Yes, not smoking can prevent emphysema. However, it can not be cured. Read More
in emphysema the surface of exchange is reduced Read More
The more cigarettes produced and smoked, the more cases of Emphysema are reported. But, half the cases of Emphysema are second-hand smoke. Read More
You use the sentence "I feel ____" -- as in "I feel ___ when I think about you" or "I feel ___ when I'm with you" or "I feel ___ when you do _____." Read More
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 people with emphysema, the lung tissue involved in exchange of gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide) is impaired or destroyed. Emphysema is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (pulmonary refers to the lungs). Emphysema is called an obstructive lung disease because airflow… Read More
When too many alveoli get destroyed, a person can develop emphysema. Emphysema indicates the lungs inability to transport oxygen to the rest of the body, including the brain. This can cause shortness of breath, an increased difficulty breathing, and potentially, death. Read More