A 38-year-old member asked:
Could his cough and shortness of breath and raspyness possibly be emphysema?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly...: If the person has smoked, then empysema is a possible etiology of these symptoms. Other possibilities include gerd and post-nasal drip, bronchospasm or some combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor as well as testing will be necessary to make the diagnosis and render treatment. If currently smoking, need to quit asap!
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 21, 2012
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