We found a comprehensive article on the COPD Store website titled “The Beginners Guide to Emphysema,” that, in its thorough treatment of the subject, could be likened to an introductory course on the disease. The topics covered include statistics, resources, effects, causes and contributing factors, symptoms, progression of the disease, the signs of emphysema, current treatments, ways to cope, ways to prevent the disease, associated symptoms, complications, when to see a doctor, and more. We highly recommend that you read this article; you may find that parts of it may apply to you even if you haven’t been diagnosed with emphysema. And if you or a loved one are suffering from emphysema, you may find nuggets of information that will help you cope and live a healthier and more active life. Click here to read the full article.