Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that causes shortness of breath. Emphysema grows worse over time, causing more symptoms and eventually leading to respiratory failure or heart failure. Treatment for emphysema can help slow its progression and control its symptoms, but there is no cure for the disease.
Since emphysema cannot be cured, the best treatment is prevention. Most cases of emphysema are due to exposure to irritants in the air and from cigarette smoke.
Some people can develop emphysema due to a rare genetic deficiency of the Alpha-1 protein. This protein is used by your cells to help build healthy lung tissue. Without it, your lungs can be damaged more easily.
For the majority of people who do not have an Alpha-1 deficiency though, you should follow these tips to lower your risk for emphysema.
If you’ve been diagnosed with emphysema or another chronic lung illness, you should talk to the patient coordinators at the Lung Health Institute about lung restoration treatment™. This treatment is a type of cellular therapy that uses healing cells from your own body to target lung disease and reduce inflammation.
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