A 34-year-old male asked:
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copd at age 27? had pft and diagnosed with asthma. 3+ months ago i had pneumonia. now i'm having symptoms of hyperinflated lungs.

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
COPD: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On xray...One will very commonly find hyperinflated lungs (by rib counting..Rough and dirty way). You should have pft's if you haven't already. Your not smoking i hope. There is good medical treatment out there. Go to your pcp or pulmonologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Sammy Pedram
18 years experience Internal Medicine
It would however be unusual for you to have COPD at age 27. We typically expect age 40+ and have smoked a pack a day for at least ten years. Asthma seems more likely.
Mar 13, 2013

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