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Emphysema is a debilitating disease that afflicts more than three million Americans. The disease is caused primarily by smoking and leads to a progressive, irreversible breakdown of lung tissue. This breakdown reduces the amount of lung tissue available for gas exchange and also impairs the lung's ability to inflate and deflate normally. As the disease advances, the most damaged areas of the lung over inflate within the chest cavity, trapping air and preventing the healthier lung areas from functioning normally. Eventually breathing becomes more difficult, leaving patients constantly feeling out-of-breath.
Vapor from e-cigarettes may impair the cells that line the lungs

Vapor from e-cigarettes may impair the cells that line the lungs

Bakersfield Heart Hospital first in Central California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD patients

Bakersfield Heart Hospital first in Central California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD patients

Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema

Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

Global air pollution linked to increased emphysema cases

Marijuana isn’t a great choice for glaucoma treatment, says expert

Marijuana isn’t a great choice for glaucoma treatment, says expert

Heart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figures

Heart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figures

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

New project reveals beautification processes used by women over the ages

Steroid inhaler may reduce COPD patients' risk of lung cancer

Steroid inhaler may reduce COPD patients' risk of lung cancer

Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new treatment option for people with emphysema

Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new treatment option for people with emphysema

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Eisenhower Health first in Southern California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD/emphysema

Eisenhower Health first in Southern California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD/emphysema

Crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a progressing lung disease

Crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a progressing lung disease

Graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packs may deter some sales

Graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packs may deter some sales

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreported

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreported

New X-ray measurement approach could lead to a better way to calibrate CT scanners

New X-ray measurement approach could lead to a better way to calibrate CT scanners

Study finds link between vaping and wheezing

Study finds link between vaping and wheezing

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection

Study uncovers new clues to lung transplant rejection