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Have emphysema. Done blood test. Have fluid in lungs. Possible to have healthy life?

my husband was diagnosed with emphysema yesterday and he is only 39 years old. They said its in his upper lungs and as he is so young and emphsema normally starts in the bottom, they said itsw rare and they dont believe it was from his smoking and his probably alpha 1 or mould spores, but they took blood and are waiting to see which one it is from. He did stop smoking 4 weeks ago too. he also showed fluid on lungs too. Can he live a long healthy life still until 80 or 90 years old?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Hi, Thanks
Emphysema is not a curable disease, once lung damage has occured it cannot be reversed.
The goal of treatment is to stop further lung destruction and preserve lung function.
You need to know that the focus is on improving quality of life and limiting the instruction of Emphysema on Daily Activities.
The number one Treatment , goal is to have the patient stop Smoking.
With Regards, Dr. Sharmila
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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