Little known lung operations that could help you breathe more easily: Procedures that cutaway diseased tissue or block off damaged airways currently on trial



Penny Rickman dreaded tackling a large pile of ironing or vacuuming her house — not because she particularly hated doing chores, but because it would leave her gasping for breath.
‘If I had lots of ironing to do, I’d be struggling to breathe before I’d finished half of it,’ says Penny, 63, a marketing account manager from Twickenham, South-West London. As well as breathlessness, Penny was susceptible to chest infections and put it down to having asthma as a child.
But when she was 54, lung function tests and a CT scan revealed she actually had emphysema, a lung condition that comes under... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Health, Views: 31
Source: Daily Mail
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