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Signs of Emphysema

Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema:

Symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath, especially with exertion, wheezing (a whistling sound made with breathing) and chest tightness. Symptoms can also include an ongoing loose cough that produces large amount of mucus (smoker's cough). This is often the result of chronic bronchitis, another form of COPD that often accompanies emphysema. Other symptoms can include change in alertness or mental status, confusion, anxiety, fatigue, dizziness, and pallor or cyanosis (blue tinged coloring of the skin, especially around the mouth in the extremities). These symptoms are related to a lack of adequate amounts of oxygen in the blood.

Not all symptoms of emphysema are always related to emphysema. Although difficulty breathing is typical of emphysema, it and other symptoms can be related to many other potentially serious conditions, including cardiovascular conditions, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) and congestive heart failure. Only a thorough evaluation by a professional health care provider can determine what is causing and how to treat your particular symptoms....more...»

Symptoms of Emphysema

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Emphysema may include:

Note that Emphysema symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Emphysema signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

More Symptoms of Emphysema:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Emphysema article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Emphysema?

The phrase "signs of Emphysema" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Emphysema that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Emphysema" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Emphysema.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Emphysema. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Emphysema has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Emphysema signs or Emphysema symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Emphysema may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Emphysema symptoms.


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