What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Emphysema is a condition

Symptoms of emphysema include

Massage is indicated for emphy-


in which the alveoli of the

shortness of breath with mild or

sema under medical supervision.

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lungs become fibrous and

no exertion, rales, cyanosis, and



inelastic. They merge with

susceptibility to secondary respi-



each other, decreasing sur-

ratory infection.



face area, and limiting




oxygen-carbon dioxide




exchange. It is one of a




group of diseases called




chronic obstructive pul-




monary disease, or COPD.




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