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Emphysema Life Expectancy at Different Stages

Emphysema Life Expectancy

Emphysema is a disease that is known also as a part of a group of conditions that make up COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Conditions in this class are related to breathing and are either associated with making breathing more difficult or shorter and more labored. Emphysema does this by damaging the small air sacs in the lungs over time by making big holes in their surrounding walls. What happened then is that the lungs’ surface area is lessened and similarly, so is the amount of oxygen that can make it into the bloodstream

Bullous Emphysema Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Bullous Emphysema

Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic and lifelong disease of the lungs. Primarily, the alveoli (small and tiny air sacs) in the lungs are affected. Sometimes, they can be narrowed by the walls between them becoming thickened. Sometimes, these walls can be entirely destroyed, leading to larger yet fewer alveoli. Sometimes, they can become too stretched, and others, they can lose their elasticity entirely. Many different types of damage to the alveoli in the lungs can contribute to pulmonary emphysema which, along with chronic bronchitis make up