Are COPD and emphysema the same?

March 15, 2022
The abbreviation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a type of emphysema. The fundamental distinction between emphysema and COPD is that emphysema is a progressive lung illness caused by alveoli (air sacs in the lungs) over-inflation, whereas COPD,an obstructive lung disease, is a catch-all phrase used to describe a group of lung conditions (including emphysema) that are characterised by increasing breathlessness. Emphysema is the cause of COPD, but not everyone with COPD has emphysema.With Salt Therapy for COPD at Saltworld,everyday is a fresh day.