By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Emphysema is a form of chronic lung disease. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two main types of COPD i.e. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Both these conditions are called as obstructive because patient feels as if something is blocking the smooth flow of air into and out of lungs.
It is a condition in which the air sacs in lungs get enlarged, damaged and also stretched. This happens due to loss of elasticity in the air sacs. This eventually results in chronic cough and difficulty in breathing. It is a type of COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most of the cases of emphysema are caused due to cigarette smoking.
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