Emphysema Causes, Signs and Symptoms and Diagnosis
Complete Guide to Emphysema
A comprehensive guide to learning more about emphysema including causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
4 Causes of COPD
Cigarette smoking is the #1 risk factor for COPD. Other risk factors include secondhand smoke, air pollution and work-related exposure to irritants.
Symptoms of Emphysema
Learn how to recognize and identify signs and symptoms of emphysema so you can get the treatment you need.
Diagnosis of Emphysema
A diagnosis of emphysema includes a thorough history and physical and a battery of diagnosis tests. Find out more about how your doctor makes a diagnosis of emphysema.
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are just one of the methods used to diagnose emphysema. Find out more about PFTs and how they are used to diagnose COPD and emphysema.
Learn more about COPD exacerbation and what causes a COPD exacerbation. Discover signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation, treatment for COPD exacerbation and how to prevent an exacerbation of COPD.