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Does emphysema cause weight loss?

Weight loss is a common side effect of emphysema. Of course, this kind of weight loss isn't healthy, and you should try your best to maintain a healthy weight. Both extremes, being underweight or overweight, can lead to further respiratory problems and exacerbate your emphysema symptoms. If you are having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, talk to your doctor about what you can do.

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