Hi im sam,my mum got told on friday she has emphysema,she is 44.She does smoke but has said she will give up now.Could you please let me no what to expect.She also has brttle asma so would this play a roll on the time she has left with us?She not suffering from breathless all the time,only if she walks far ect.She is very cheasty and is always weazing.Also I have read about lung transplants and a new operation about adding tubes or summthink to the damaged parts of the lungs,is this avalable in england and what do you think her chancesd would be of going on the list?
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replied September 29th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
After smoking cessation the progress of emphysema stops.If she can maintain oxygen saturation and there is no evidence of pulmonary hypertension on echocardiogram then there is no need of transplant .Treatment should be optimised only.
Yes,all these facilities are available in UK.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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