Emphysema is a progressive disease of the lung that is categorized as a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is a common, preventable, and treatable condition. It presents with persistent respiratory symptoms and limitations on airflow due to alveolar and/or airway aberrations. The disease is typically caused by a significant exposure to noxious […]
Emphysema happens when the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs are damaged. In some cases, they can weaken or burst. This type of lung damage mainly causes shortness of breath. Learn all about its symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention, here.