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Emphysema (cont.)

Emphysema Follow-up

If you have emphysema, follow-up care is crucial to managing this disease. You need to become a partner with your doctor in the management of your health.

As Benjamin Franklin wrote, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Realistically, the "cures" or treatments available to doctors and people dealing with emphysema are far more difficult and far less effective than preventing the progression of the disease in the first place.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014

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The word emphysema is derived from Greek and means "to blow into," hence "air containing" or "air inflated."

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