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This nhn Emphysema Guide includes information about Emphysema that is written primarily to help Emphysema Patients better understand their condition and the range of Emphysema treatment options that are currently available:
The nhn Definition for Emphysema was compiled from several prior works:
Emphysema is defined as a disease of the lungs in which the alveoli (clusters of small spherical air sacs) are progressively and irreversibly damaged by inhaled irritants. The leading cause of Emphysema in the US is recognized as Tobacco Smoking, although other irritants (like dusts, chemical fumes and air pollution) are also known to cause this condition. Most Emphysema patients also suffer from Chronic Bronchitis (associated with inflammation and degeneration of the trachea, bronchi and bronchioles, accompanied by hypersecretion of mucus onto their walls)*. Both Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis cause significant breathing problems, and they are usualy grouped together under the term Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Common symptoms of COPD include long-term difficulty with breathing, as well as coughing and/or wheezing. COPD is a very serious disease that is currently ranked the third leading cause of death in the US.
*Asthma Patients may contract Chronic Asthmatic Bronchitis, which may also be considered as COPD.
This nhn Definition for Emphysema was derived using several resources including the following COPD Definition source references:
The Mayo Clinic Definition for Emphysema indicates a causative link with (tobacco) smoking:
Emphysema occurs when the air sacs in your lungs are gradually destroyed, making you progressively more short of breath. Emphysema is one of several diseases known collectively as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Smoking is the leading cause of Emphysema. As it worsens, Emphysema turns the spherical air sacs - clustered like bunches of grapes - into large, irregular pockets with gaping holes in their inner walls. This reduces the surface area of the lungs and, in turn, the amount of oxygen that reaches your bloodstream. Emphysema also slowly destroys the elastic fibers that hold open the small airways leading to the air sacs. This allows these airways to collapse when you breathe out, so the air in your lungs can't escape. Treatment may slow the progression of Emphysema, but it can't reverse the damage.
The World Health Organization Definition for Emphysema states that:
The more familiar terms 'Chronic Bronchitis' and 'Emphysema' are no longer used, but are now included within the COPD diagnosis. COPD is not simply a "smoker's cough" but an under-diagnosed, life-threatening lung disease.
For more information defining Emphysema see the list of COPD Definitions
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