Why Have I Been Out Of Breath Apart From Having Tightness In The Chest And Emphasema?
Yes, it is probably emphysema which is bothering.
Yes, the possibility of emphysema-related symptoms is more likely.
So better to consult the Pulmonologist and get done a clinical examination of the respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will tell you about the severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
You will mostly improve with inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS i.e. Budesonide or Fluticasone).
Don't worry, you should be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.