Emphysema is a breathing disorder in which a person runs abnormally short of breath. The cause behind the condition is the damage to the alveoli (air sacs) present in the lungs, which happens more commonly due to smoking tobacco. The main symptom of this disease is that the people with this disorder start to avoid activities that involve physical exertion and ultimately makes them run short of breath. This system is not much of a problem if it does not hinders your daily activities. The disorder often gets undiagnosed if it is not causing much of a problem. The worst case scenario of this disease is that it makes a person run out of breath even when his/her body is at rest.
HOW IS EMPHYSEMA DIAGNOSED?
Emphysema doesn't cause lung cancer. Emphysema is one of a group of lung diseases known as chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) or sometimes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).