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What are the symptoms of emphysema?

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In addition to shortness of breath, you may have:

As your emphysema gets worse, you may lose your appetite. You might also feel depressed, have poor sexual function, or find that you don’t sleep as well as you used to.

  • Wheezing
  • A cough that won’t go away
  • Chest tightness or pain

From: Emphysema Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Journal of Clinical Investigation: “Molecular pathogenesis of emphysema.”

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."

Thorax: “Developing COPD: a 25 year follow up study of the general population.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 17, 2019

SOURCES:

The Journal of Clinical Investigation: “Molecular pathogenesis of emphysema.”

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."

Thorax: “Developing COPD: a 25 year follow up study of the general population.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 17, 2019

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