1. Are there different types of emphysema?
Emphysema are of three different types depending upon the location of damage in the lungs: (1) centriacinar: it spreads mostly in the upper half of the lungs, (2) panacinar: it affects the lower half of the lungs and (3) paraseptal: predominantly present in the septa of the lungs.
2. What are the symptoms and signs of emphysema?
Symptoms of emphysema include difficulty in breathing, coughing, physical exertion, weight loss, increased heart rate, etc.
3. Is emphysema fatal?
Emphysema can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated on time. The untreated emphysema can lead to severe damage to the heart and lungs.
4. Can breathing exercises help in controlling emphysema?
Deep breathing exercise can help in controlling the symptoms of emphysema by providing sufficient oxygen to the body.
5. How can I live a long life with emphysema?
One can live a long and healthy life with emphysema by avoiding smoking, using treatment strategies and bringing healthy changes in the lifestyle.