What Are the Early Symptoms of Emphysema?

Q:
What are the early symptoms of emphysema?

A:
Patients tend to have the disease for a long period of time without noticing any symptom.

Early symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
    This often develops gradually, so many patients may change their lifestyles to prevent it from influencing their daily life.
  • More cough
  • More mucus or phlegm

Since the disease is irreversible, it is recommended to have regular physical exams so the doctor can monitor the condition of your lungs and give you timely treatments if it is necessary.

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