Emphysema Treatment News and Information

What is Emphysema?

Emphysema involves gradual damage of lung tissue, specifically thinning and destruction of the alveoli or air sacs which makes it difficult to breathe. Smoking is considered to be the leading cause of emphysema. 

 

Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema

People can have emphysema for many years without noticing any signs or symptoms. The main symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath, which usually begins gradually and worsens over time. 

See below for updated news and information regarding emphysema including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Emphysema Treatment News and Research

Emphysema Treatment News: Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema

(SOURCE: RIKEN) - Using a mouse model, scientists from the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology and a number of other institutes have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to Naoyuki Taniguchi, the leader of the group, this discovery could lead ...
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