The last and uncurable stage of COPD, emphysema can handicap a patient. How can you strengthen your breathing? What's the best way to manage this illness? What is its life expectancy ? Join us on the forum!
Ongoing discussions - Emphysema
- Emphysema: What has your experience been like?
Hello members, How are you today? I thought I would open this discussion today to talk about emphysema! For those who do not know, COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is actually an umbre
- Do you tell people you are diagnosed with emphysema? or do you just say COPD?
Just a random question for all of my emphysema friends, do you tell others that you are diagnosed with emphysema or do you settle for telling them COPD? I find myself more commonly telling people COP
- Has anyone heard of lung volume reduction coil surgery?
Hello everyone, I was reading around today about lung volume reduction surgery and came across a newer treatment it seems called lung volume reduction coil surgery. In this surgery, it seems in this
- New Minimally Invasive Surgery For Emphysema: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr EBV)
In mid 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new device, the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (Zephyr Valve), which is intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema