Emphysema Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Emphysema. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Emphysema or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart's function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body's needs. A...learn more »
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    Congestive Heart Failure Article
    • Congestive heart failure facts
    • What is congestive heart failure?
    • What causes congestive heart failure?
    • What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF)?
    • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment of congestive heart failure?
    • Lifestyle modifications
    • Medications
    • Heart transplant
    • Other mechanical therapies
    • What is the long term outlook for patients with congestive heart failure?
    • What are the areas of new research in congestive heart failure?
  • Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is a cough that occurs daily with production of sputum that lasts for at least three months, two years in a...learn more »
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    Chronic Bronchitis Article
    • Bronchitis facts
    • What is bronchitis?
    • What is acute bronchitis?
    • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
    • What is chronic bronchitis?
    • What are the causes of chronic bronchitis?
    • What are the risk factors for chronic bronchitis?
    • What are the symptoms of chronic bronchitis?
    • When should an individual seek medical care for chronic bronchitis?
    • How is chronic bronchitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for chronic bronchitis?
    • What are the complications of chronic bronchitis?
    • Can chronic bronchitis be prevented?
    • What is the outlook (prognosis) for chronic bronchitis?
  • Acute Bronchitis Bronchitis is a disease of the respiratory system in which the bronchial passages become inflamed. There are two types of...learn more »
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    Acute Bronchitis Article
    • Acute bronchitis facts
    • What is acute bronchitis?
    • What causes acute bronchitis?
    • What are the risk factors for acute bronchitis?
    • What are the symptoms of acute bronchitis?
    • When does a cold become acute bronchitis?
    • How is acute bronchitis diagnosed?
    • When should I call my doctor about my cough?
    • What are the treatments for acute bronchitis?
    • What are acute bronchitis home remedies?
    • What are the complications of acute bronchitis?
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves...learn more »
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    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Article
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease facts
    • What is COPD?
    • How does the normal lung work?
    • What is chronic bronchitis?
    • What is emphysema?
    • What is chronic asthma?
    • What is bronchiectasis?
    • What causes COPD?
    • What are the symptoms of COPD?
    • How is COPD diagnosed?
    • What treatment is available for COPD?
    • Quitting cigarette smoking
    • COPD Medications
    • Bronchodilators
    • Beta-agonists
    • Anti-cholinergic agents
    • Methylxanthines
    • Corticosteroids
    • Breo Ellipta
    • Treatment of Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
    • What is the role of oxygen as therapy in COPD?
    • What else is available for treating COPD?
    • Future directions in COPD
  • Chest Pain Chest pain has many causes. Life-threatening causes include heart attack, angina, aortic dissection, perforated viscus, pulmonary...learn more »
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    Chest Pain Article
    • Chest Pain Overview
    • More Chest Pain Overview
    • Chest Pain Causes
    • Other Causes of Chest Pain
    • Chest Pain Symptoms
    • Other Symptoms and Signs Associated With Chest Pain
    • When to Seek Medical Care
    • Exams and Tests
    • Chest Pain Treatment
    • Self-Care at Home
    • Medical Treatment
    • Follow-up
    • Prevention
    • Outlook
    • For More Information
    • Multimedia
    • Authors and Editors
  • Asthma Asthma is a condition in which hyperreactive airways constrict and result in symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and shortness of...learn more »
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    Asthma Article
    • Asthma facts
    • Asthma statistics, myths, and realities
    • What is asthma?
    • From the past to the present
    • The scope of the problem
    • Normal bronchial tubes
    • How does asthma affect breathing?
    • The importance of inflammation
    • Which triggers cause an asthma attack?
    • The many faces of asthma
    • Types: allergic (extrinsic) and nonallergic (intrinsic) asthma
    • Typical asthma symptoms and signs
    • Acute asthma attack
    • What medications are used in the treatment of asthma?