If we breathe quickly or cough, overpressure is exerted in the chest. This overpressure would normally constrict the bronchi and make an exchange of gases impossible. However, healthy lungs can prevent such constriction through tensioning of the elastic pulmonary alveoli and small bronchi.
If a diagnosis of emphysema is present, however, the elasticity and number of pulmonary alveoli are reduced or destroyed in part. As a result, the elastic tension of the lung tissue, which keeps the bronchi open when coughing, is lost. In cases of emphysema an increased exhalation pressure in the chest causes a constriction of the bronchi. The bronchi become congested.
Patients suffer from shortness of breath, chronic coughing, and a limited ability to function. In addition, bacteria may settle very easily on the mucus, often causing acute respiratory tract infections.
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