Respiratory System question

Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

Explain the causes and symptoms of emphysema.

Oct 3rd, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath as a result of over-inflation of the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs). 
Cigarette smoking in the most dangerous behavior thatpeople to develop this disease
deficiency of alpha-1-antitrypsin enzyme
air pollution
air way reactivity
male sex and 
shortness of breath is the most common symptom of emphysema.
cough, sometimes caused by production of mucus
wheezing can also be a symptom of the disease
Emphysema usually develops slowly  that you may not have any acute  episodes of shortness of breath.
slow deterioration is the rule and it may go unnoticed. This is especially the case if you are a smoker or have other medical problems that limit your ability to exercise. 

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Sep 21st, 2015

Oct 3rd, 2015
Oct 3rd, 2015
Oct 23rd, 2016
Mark as Final Answer
Unmark as Final Answer
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

Final Answer