Tag: emphysema

  • Smokers Have a 72% Chance of Getting Deadly Lung Disease

    Smokers Have a 72% Chance of Getting Deadly Lung Disease

    A new study has revealed that some smokers have a 72% chance of being diagnosed with a deadly lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as bronchitis or emphysema, is mainly caused by smoking, air pollution and exposure to dust and chemicals at work. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that this will…

  • New Approach called RePneu can Help Emphysema Patients Breathe Better

    New Approach called RePneu can Help Emphysema Patients Breathe Better

    Researchers have discovered a new procedure that could ease breathing difficulties for patients suffering from emphysema. Pete Fuller from Southampton took part in a clinical trial of the treatment. The 68 yea old retired HGV driver said he used to smoke close to 40 cigarettes a day. He first started noticing his breathlessness in 2005┬ábut…