A 35-year-old female asked:
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i have family history of copd, asthma, and emphysema should i get mg lungs tested? i was exposed to second smoke growing up?

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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Yes: I strongly recommend a pulmonary evaluation.
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
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Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Perhaps: The key issue is whether you have symptoms or not. If you have cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, lung problems when you exercise, recurrent bronchitis or sleep problems, you should talk to your doctor. The history you describe doesn't always cause a person to have problems, but they can. When needed, doctors can do special tests to measure how well your lungs are working.
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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Peace of mind?: If you are worried, get checked, . It is a simple test called spirometry. Your family history is very important so get as much info as you can when you see your physician.
Answered on Feb 4, 2018
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