Preventing Emphysema

How to stay away from getting Emphysema or COPD

Introduction

Emphysema is a deadly disease that you get from smoking or inhaling chemicals. Emphysema is an incurable lung condition. That kills the alveoli in your lung, making it harder to breath. COPD is another word for Emphysema it means chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. When you smoke you hurt your lungs so when you are older you get COPD.

10 facts on Emphysema/ COPD

1. another word for emphysema is COPD.


2. COPD means Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


3. smoking causes COPD.


4. To see if you have COPD you breath into a large hose connected to a machine, called a spirometer. it tells the doctor how much air your lungs can hold and how fast you can blow air out of your lungs. if the levels are low you might have COPD.


5. COPD is incurable but things can be done to make it easier to breath.



6. COPD is fatal.



7. a lung transplant can be done. but they don't always work.



8. your alveoli pop and break when you have COPD.



9. 47 million americans have COPD and 92% are 45 or older.



10. 80% of people who have COPD got it because of smoking.

Preventing Emphysema/ COPD

1. Don't smoke /if already smoking stop


2. Stay away from bad pollutants


3. avoid inhaling tobacco not just in smoking


4. avoid secondhand smoking


5. excercise so you have good lungs

Citations

Fact citations


-- "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Includes: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06 Feb. 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.


-- "COPD." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Jan. 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


-- "Smoking and COPD." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


-- "Emphysema Directory: Find News, Features, and Pictures Related to Emphysema." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


Pictures citations


"Emphysema: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Image." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.


"Emphysema: Everything You Need To Know." Emphysema: Everything You Need To Know. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.