COPDs such as Emphysema can also increase the risk of sleep apnea, or breathing interruptions during sleep.
Because of interrupted oxygen flow throughout the body, it is possible for lips to look darker than usual in those who have this condition.
It is common for people with lung disease to experience sudden weight loss. Because once a part of the lung is damaged, calories are burned faster.
Another reason for weight loss is because of the loss of appetite. Those with emphysema may not feel like eating due to coughing or shortness of breath during meals.
It could also be because they do not feel hunger due to the lack of physical activity.
Because of the signs and symptoms of emphysema, like difficulty in sleeping, shortness of breath, headaches, and weight loss, people with this condition may feel constantly tired.
Wheezing is characterized by whistle-like sounds coming from the lungs. This happens when air struggles to pass through a narrowed or damaged area of the lungs or airway.