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What are symtoms of Severe Emphysema?

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What are symtoms of Severe Emphysema?
Posted Wed, 4 Sep 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 31 minutes later
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breathlessness , cough

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well emphysema is one of the forms of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . They have varied symptoms like cough and sputum often occurs, the most prominent emphysema symptoms are breathing problems specially on exertion then on rest even.

Other like Weakness, fatigue, dizziness, heart palpitation ,Pulmonary hypertension, right sided heart failure , Edema, pleural effusion , Respiratory failure etc. You need a chest Xray and pulmonry function tests for its diagnosis.

Wish you good health.

Dr. Shruti
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