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Posted by: Glyns | 2003/02/11

Emphysema

Someone very close to me suffers from very bad emphysema. He is on oxygen 24 hours a day and uses the nebulizer often during the day. I would like to know what other symptoms to expect. He struggles with flem and is on new medication to try and losen the flem.

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Glyns, you can expect the person to become increasingly tired and short of breath, and regularly have lung infections. Other than that, you will have to wait and see as every person’s case is unique. Good luck.

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