Emphysema

learn about this deadly disease or suffer the consequences

what is emphysema

Emphysema is...


  1. a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
  2. a condition in which air is abnormally present within the body tissues.

Emphysema's causes

  1. The leading cause of emphysema is cigarette smoking. Other risks factors include air pollution, occupational exposure to dust and chemicals, frequent lower respiratory infections and second hand smoke. In rare cases, the genetic disorder alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency causes emphysema.

Famous people with emphysema

Treatment

Cures- There are currently no cures for emphysema, but there are treatment options to relive some of the pain. The most urgent thing you can do is quit smoking. Other than that here are some other treatment options.


  1. Inhalants
  2. oral treatment
  3. oxygen supplementation
  4. surgery
  5. rehabilitation
  6. therapies
  7. QUIT SMOKING

Some treatment facilities

UCNF Medical Center
Emphysema Health Byte

What I learned about emphysema

I learned that smoking can kill in more ways than one. 1. way smoking can kill you is getting emphysema which is a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness. 2. another way smoking can kill you is cancer. Cancer is the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Emphysema has no cure, but the doctors can give you treatment options like steroids, medicine, and help to make your life easier and happier.