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Emphysema
Emphysema is a lung disease that, along with chronic bronchitis, represents a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Lack of oxygen may give skin and lips a bluish hue. More »
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease ... Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are older terms used for different types of COPD. The term "chronic bronchitis" is still used to define a productive cough ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/emphysema/home/ovc-20317003

Apr 28, 2017 ... Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) are damaged.

www.emedicinehealth.com/emphysema/article_em.htm

Feb 10, 2016 ... Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the alveoli (air ...

medlineplus.gov/emphysema.html

Apr 21, 2017 ... Emphysema is a type of COPD. COPD makes it hard to breathe. The most common cause of Emphysema is smoking. Learn about symptoms ...

www.webmd.com/lung/emphysema

comIn emphysema, the tiny air sacs (alveoli) at the end of the airways are damaged. When air sacs are damaged or destroyed, their walls break down and the ...

www.medicinenet.com/emphysema_lung_condition/article.htm

Mar 4, 2016 ... Emphysema is a COPD that often occurs with chronic bronchitis. The most common cause of emphysema is long term cigarette smoking. Often ...

www.webmd.com/lung/copd/what-is-emphysema

Nov 21, 2016 ... If you have emphysema, the linings of the tiny air sacs in your lungs become damaged beyond repair, keeping your airways from working as ...

emedicine.medscape.com/article/298283-overview

Aug 31, 2016 ... Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are airflow-limited states contained within the disease state known as chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/8934.php

Jul 22, 2015 ... Learn about emphysema, a lung condition that forms part of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Find out how it is caused, diagnosed and ...