Emphysema

(COPD) The group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. This is the destruction and enlargement of air spaces causing breathlessness.

Symptoms include noticing a gradual increase in the shortness of breath.

Treatment:

  1. Medications

    1. Bronchodilators​

    2. Inhaled steroids

    3. Antibiotics

  2. Therapy

    1. Pulmonary rehabilitation​

    2. Nutrition therapy

    3. Supplemental oxygen

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