Factors That Can Cause Pulmonary Emphysema?

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From the information you have conveyed, a diagnosis of emphysema indicates that there is a slow respiratory distress due to continuous exposure to risk factors. As you have read in the article on emphysema, the triggers for a patient with emphysema are:

1. cigarettes

2. pollution or chemical gases

3. recurrent respiratory tract infections, such as recurrent bronchitis

4.Alfa 1-antitrypsin deficiency, as a congenital condition, but rarely found in Indonesia

Thus, the existence of a thin and tall body is not a factor that causes emphysema, but provides a general picture such as emphysema on chest radiographs.

The difference is, in tall thin patients with normal lung function, long results will not give a sign of emphysema patients, but the general picture will show the shape of the lungs and heart like emphysema patients, known as tear drop appereance.

Therefore, your pulmonologist confirms emphysema by doing a spirometry test to determine your lung capacity. So that a thin and tall body is not the cause of emphysema.

The possibility of repeated respiratory infections or exposure to pollution in the long term, can trigger this risk of emphysema.

Next, discuss with your pulmonary doctor regarding the follow-up treatment for this condition and the fibrocystic surgery plan of action for your lung condition. So that the doctor can plan the right treatment for you.

That is the information we can convey, also read emphysema.

dr. Ulfi

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