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Chest pain. Had empysema, BP 153. What is causing chest pain?

i am 49 yrs old. chest pains almost daily just little twinges for the most part but have had lots of solid hard pains and i have been told i had empysema and i am not an active person in the last 2 years my blood pressure was 153 over 100 and 85 beats a minute...can you exlpain what this means to me...yes i am scared and concerned....thank you for your input... pam
Asked On : Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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1. Emphysema means you are suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which is progressive development of airflow obstruction.
2. being told to be having "emphysema" means that there is/will be permanent,abnormal distension of the air spaces accompanied by destruction of their walls.
3. This requires history regarding Cigarette smoking,Occupation,recurrent infection, Air Pollution to rule out the cause of the same.
4. Consult a Chest Specialist for detailed General Examination and for baseline Investigations like: Sputum Examination,peripheral Blood,Arterial Blood gases, Chest X-Ray, Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT).
5. Medicines have a role in the treatment but largely Anti-smoking measures with Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme [education-exercise and physiotherapy] improves exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with Emphysema.

PS: high Blood pressure values signifies cardiac problem, so cardiologist opinion is necessary to rule out any heart issue.
Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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