A 31-year-old female asked:
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shortness of breath with mucus for a year. doc has said gerd. doesn't think asthma. smoked 10 yrs.25. lung test normal. copd?pneumonia? just smoking?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Consult an allergist: There are many causes for breathing difficulties and I think you are too young to have chronic bronchitis from smoking. If you have problem getting enough air when breathing in, conditions such as vocal cord dysfunction needs be ruled out as well. You should definitely stop smoking however regardless what is causing the breathing issue.
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
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