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How does emphysema make you feel?

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Emphysema makes your chest feel tight, and you’re out of breath much of the time with a cough that won’t go away. You may also have wheezing.

From: How Do Doctors Diagnose Emphysema? WebMD Medical Reference

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News release, FDA.

American Thoracic Society: "Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with COPD."

Albert R. Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Clinical Respiratory Medicine,

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z: Emphysema."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Diseases and Conditions Index: COPD."

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on March 15, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

American Thoracic Society: "Standards for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with COPD."

Albert R. Mosby Elsevier, 2008. Clinical Respiratory Medicine,

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z: Emphysema."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Diseases and Conditions Index: COPD."

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on March 15, 2019

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