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Hello,Welcome and thank you for your question.Do you know what stage of emphysema you are suffering from?
What medicines are you on now?
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Emphysema is a condition which develops slowly over time and passes through 4 stages.
Stage ! is the mildest and generally does not need any specific treatment unless symptoms develop. Stopping smoking, avoiding air pollution as much as possible, keeping fit and healthy so that respiratory infections do not occur - all of these will help to prevent progression of the condition.
At Stage 1, your prognosis is very good.
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Dust , pollen, smoke, Vehicle exhaust, industrial smoke etc.
These will cause inflammation of the air pockets and make emphysema worse.
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Please discuss with your respiratory consultant.
You can also talk with a psychologist who can help you overcome the mental stress you are going through.
Please talk to a psychologist - you will be greatly helped by the consultation.