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Emphysema. Joy Kim. Symptoms. Shortness of breath on exortion Expanded chest Shortness of breath during physical activities Shortness of breath even in relaxed state Coughing and lowered amount of sputum. Treament. Stop smoking Bronchodilating medications Steroid medications

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Emphysema

Emphysema

Joy Kim


Symptoms
Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath on exortion

  • Expanded chest

  • Shortness of breath during physical activities

  • Shortness of breath even in relaxed state

  • Coughing and lowered amount of sputum


Treament
Treament

  • Stop smoking

  • Bronchodilating medications

  • Steroid medications

  • Antibiotics

  • Oxygen


Causes
Causes

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin

  • Air pollution

  • Genetics

  • Abnormal airway activity

  • Old age


Prevention
Prevention

  • Prevention of smoking

  • Avoiding air pollution

  • Taking medications

  • Vaccines to keep from respiratory infections

  • Continual check ups


Works cited
Works Cited

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emphysema#Diagnosis

  • http://www.emedicinehealth.com/emphysema/article_em.htm#Emphysema Overview