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He was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema - a rare condition in which air gets trapped under the skin's lowest layer called the subcutis or hypodermis.
These are days when air quality may become unhealthy for active children, the elderly and individuals who suffer from conditions such as asthma or emphysema.
For many years, researchers have tried to find ways to shrink the enlarged, overinflated lungs of advanced emphysema patients without resorting to high-risk surgery.
Laze can cause irritations of the skin, eyes and lungs, and those suffering from asthma or emphysema may be particularly vulnerable.
John wrote his entire section and did some editing on the early versions before the combination of this season’s nasty flu and his emphysema sadly took him from us.
The family said in their statement that Petty was taking a number of medications due to a series of ailments, including a fractured (and then broken) hip, knee problems and emphysema.
Anyone with respiratory difficulties, such as asthma or emphysema, should limit exposure to the ash, Green said.
These gases can be harmful to breathe, especially for people already suffering from asthma and emphysema.
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medical : a disease in which the lungs become stretched and breathing becomes difficult
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