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B7 4AP.

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Emphysema is the pathological or physiological enlargement or over-distention of lung air sacs. This condition is usually chronic and may be either localised or diffused. It is a progressive disorder and treatment is aimed at increasing the functional capacity of the lungs.

Emphysema can occur with advanced age or can be the result of long-standing respiratory ailments such as chronic Bronchitis or Asthma. It is found predominantly in men over the age of forty-five. Evidence has increasingly linked the disease to both hereditary factors and cigarette Smoking.

Symptoms are difficulty in breathing, a persistent Cough with thick sticky mucus, and a bluish tinge to the Skin.


B Complex
Vitamin A (3)
Vitamin C (1)
Zinc (2)


1. Schwartz J, Weiss ST: Relationship between dietary Vitamin C intake and pulmonary function in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES1), American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(1), Jan 1994, p 110-114.
2. Anttinen H, et al: Prevention by Zinc of rat lung collagen accumulation in carbon tetrachloride injury, Am Rev Respir Disease, 132(3), Sept 1985, p 536-540.
3. Chan V, et al: Vitamin A levels and feeding practice in neonates with and without chronic lung disease, Journal of Perinat Medicine, 21(3), 1993, p 205-210.


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