Monthly Archives: December 2021

Risk Factors for Emphysema

A form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema develops when you’ve sustained damage to the walls of your lungs between the air sacs called alveoli. Once pliable and elastic, your lung tissue becomes stiff and can’t expel air completely.  With old air trapped in your lungs, there’s no space for fresh air to enter, which causes […]