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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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