Emphysema. What’s That?

For the next few videos in our series in partnership with CareFlash, we look at common respiratory issues common in seniors.

Emphysema Background

During normal respiration, air travels through the nose, down the trachea, and into smaller and smaller airways called bronchi. The bronchi divide into bronchioles and finally into tiny grape-like clusters of thin, fragile sacs called alveoli. In alveoli, oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide in the blood.

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