Tag: AAT deficiency emphysema

Sometimes numbers tell more than words. Here are statistics on COPD, found on the American Lung Association website: Over 12 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COPD; twice that number have problems with lung function but have yet to be diagnosed with COPD. Emphysema affects 4.7 million Americans, 92% of whom are 45 or older. For the past eleven years, more women than men have died from COPD. Emphysema now is diagnosed in mor