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Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that is caused by damage to the alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Find natural treatment tips at salinetherapy.com to get escape from Emphysema.

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glossary
Glossary
  • What is Emphysema
  • Lung Anatomy & Physiology
  • Lung Comparisons
  • What Are The Causes
  • WHO is the Risk
  • Symptoms of Emphysema
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Worldwide Mortality Rate
what is emphysema
What is Emphysema

Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that is caused by damage to the alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place.

  • COPD for short.
  • COPD is generally a combination of Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis both with varying degrees.
  • It is a progressive disease of the lungs.
  • The alveoli (air sacs) are irreversibly damaged causing breathing to become difficult.
  • There is no cure
lung anatomy physiology
LUNG ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

The function of the lungs is to Oxygenate our blood by removing Carbon Dioxide and replacing it with Oxygen.

what are the causes
What Are The Causes

MOST COMMON

  • Smoking (#1 cause)
  • Prolonged exposure to second hand smoke
  • Chemical fumes
  • Dust
  • Air pollution
who is at risk
WHO IS AT RISK?
  • Emphysema effects both men and women.
  • Usually does not appear until the sixties.
    • But the disease can appear as early as forty depending on certain factors.
  • Any ethnic group can develop emphysema.
    • One exception is the inherited form that mainly effects European Caucasians.
symptoms of emphysema
SYMPTOMS OF EMPHYSEMA
  • Coughing with or without phlegm

(sometimes referred to as “smokers cough”)

  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Trouble catching one’s breath
  • Fatigue
  • Wheezing
  • Barrel- like distended chest
  • Lethargy or difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
diagnosis
DIAGNOSIS
  • Chest X – ray
  • Blood test
    • Arterial Blood Gas (ABG)
  • Lung Function Test also called Pulmonary Function Test or PFT (most common)
treatment
Treatment
  • STOP smoking (if you smoke)
  • Bronchodilators (inhalers)
    • Ex. Atrovent, Spiriva, Serevent, Foradil, and Albuterol
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
    • Ex. Singulair and Roflimulast
  • Antibiotics
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
    • Conserve energy, improve stamina, and reduce breathlessness
  • Surgery

Other things include

  • Avoid being around smoke and other irritants
  • Avoiding the cold
contact us
Contact Us:

Halosense Inc.

London, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 1-519-641-7258

E-mail: [email protected]

Customer Service: [email protected]

Web site: http://www.SalineTherapy.com

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