Connect
To Top

Emphysema Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention & Life Expectancy


Emphysema, together with several other diseases, is known as a Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Under the influence of emphysema the alveolar sacs of lungs are damaged which leads to shortness of breath. The main cause of the contraction of the disease is smoking.

1. From inside, the alveoli of lungs resemble honeycombs. When a person suffers from emphysema, the barriers in such combs are distracted and form one large comb instead of multiple smaller ones. Due to this, the lungs surface reduces and the amount of oxygen thee release is much smaller.


Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

More in Fast

Content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See a certified medical professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.