Bullous emphysema

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What is bullous emphysema?

Bullous emphysema is the advanced type of pulmonary emphysema. It is a progressive disease of the lungs where there are large air spaces contained in sacs within the lung. Emphysema is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

Common symptoms reported by people with bullous emphysema

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bullous emphysema

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Spiriva HandiHaler)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bullous emphysema (1)

Data from patients with bullous emphysema, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bullous emphysema

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Spiriva HandiHaler)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bullous emphysema (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bullous emphysema, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bullous emphysema on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 4
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

63% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from bullous emphysema patients who have completed their condition history
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