A 38-year-old member asked:
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how do i know if i have undetected airway obstruction?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Do you wheeze at times? Find it difficult to exhale? Cough, especially with exposures or exertion? Get a spirometry, or pfts, though they may not be necessarily diagnostic.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Breathing: Dificulties, difficulty swallowing, speech changes. Check with an ENT for an evaluation.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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