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A 35-year-old female asked:

asthmatic. seem to have more lung/chest pain with exacerbations/bronchitis than before. is this a sign of progression to copd or worsened disease?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Unlikely: More likely that it is uncontrolled asthma, especially since you've never smoked. I don't see any asthma controller medications (daily inhaler) on your list and wonder if its time to see your doctor. Pulmonary function tests should be done now and again when you are feeling a bit better. Do not delay in addressing this and good luck!

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Last updated May 1, 2015

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