What is emphysema

Emphysema destroys the cells of the lung and distrupts the structure and function of the lungs.Emphysema causes the abnormal expansion of the chest wall. This takes up the lungs space and decreases the effeciency of breathing.

What causes emphysema

Emphysema can be caused due to excessive cigarettes smoking. In some cases emphysema may also be caused due to alpha 1- antitryspin deficiency.This may develop the cirrosis of the liver.

How to treat emphysema

Although there is no cure for emphysema and it cannot be reversed there are effective treatments.Vaccines can help prevent respiratory infection. Lung reduction surgery is beneficial to help breathing with emphysema. An alternative, close to emphysema cure is lung transplant(either one or both).