What Is Centrilobular Emphysema and How Can It Be Prevented?
COPD includes emphysema. Lung tissue loses flexibility as emphysema progresses, resulting in bigger air sacs and alveoli in the lungs. The walls of the air sacs constrict, collapse, stretch, or over-inflate, causing them to break down or get destroyed. Centrilobular emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by other types of emphysema by the location of the illness in the lungs. Centrilobular emphysema, also known as centriacinar emphysema, is a type of emphysema that affects persons over 50 who have smoked in the past.