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    Take the Emphysema Quiz

    Emphysema is a long-term lung disease that usually gets worse over time. It's a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to the American Lung Association, close to 5 million Americans have emphysema. Take this quiz to see what you know about this disease.

    1. Cigarette smoking is the usual cause of emphysema.
    2. The main symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath.
    3. In emphysema, shortness of breath is caused by permanent damage to the small air sacs (alveoli) and small airways in the lungs.
    4. Lung function is the ability to move air into and out of the lungs. This declines with age.
    5. Emphysema affects only the lungs.
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    7. If you have emphysema, you should get a yearly flu shot.
    8. Emphysema is diagnosed with a chest X-ray.
    Online Medical Reviewer: Blaivas, Allen J, DO
    Online Medical Reviewer: Hanrahan, John, MD
    Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
    Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2018
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    Southern New Mexico
    Surgery Center

    2301 Indian Wells Rd. Suite B
    Alamogordo, NM 88310

    Phone: 575.437.0890
    Fax: 575.437.0905