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A 29-year-old female asked:

If my pulmonary function test showed lungs of 128-yr-old, why didn't my dr tell me i have copd? is it always?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
COPD: means chronically obstructed and until the airway obstruction has shown no reversibility from treatment, you can't call it chronic. Since you have never smoked, your problem is likely from asthma and the airway obstruction is likely reversible. See an allergist

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Last updated Apr 21, 2015

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