Approximately 80 percent of the patients with mild emphysema lived more than four years after the diagnosis. 60 to 70 percent of patients with moderate emphysema were alive after four years. 50 percent of patients with severe emphysema were alive after four years.What are the end stages of emphysema?
Last Stages of Emphysema. Fatigue and weakness is observed in patients suffering during the last stages of emphysema. Due to low oxygen level lips and the nails turn bluish or they are cyanosed. The final stage of emphysema can be diagnosed by the clinical history, from performing the lung function test and the X-ray of the chest.Does emphysema always worsen?
Emphysema will get progressively worse over time. It is a form of a serious condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, which is the third leading cause of death in the United States. On the other hand, if your emphysema is diagnosed before too much damage has been done,...