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Q Af­ter get­ting short of breath, I’ve been told I have em­phy­sema. What can I do?

Mandy, Stafford

AThis is where air spa­ces in the lungs en­large, mak­ing them less ef­fi­cient at trans­fer­ring oxy­gen. Smok­ing is the main cause, and quit­ting can pre­vent more dam­age. Treat­ment may in­clude in­halers, an­tibi­otics, phys­io­ther­apy and oxy­gen.

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