Risk Factors for Emphysema
List of Risk Factors for Emphysema
The list of risk factors mentioned for Emphysema in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Scientists believe that, in addition to smoking-related processes, there must
be other factors that cause emphysema in the general population since only 15 to
20 percent of smokers develop emphysema. The nature and role of these other
factors in smokers' emphysema are not yet clear.
(Source: excerpt from Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema: NHLBI)
Risks factors for Emphysema: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Emphysema:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Emphysema are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Emphysema
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Emphysema.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Emphysema.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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