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.
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