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A 43-year-old male asked:

Every morning i cough up brown phlegm. i don't have a fever. i'm always short of breath and feel heavy in my chest. i don't smoke.

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Get checked: Chest heaviness and shortness of breath in a 43yo male could implicate heart disease and you need to be checked for potential risk factors. Mucus is secreted all along the respiratory tract to catch particulates and as a barrier to infection, so some process (irritant exposure, infection, allergy, structural abnormality) is inducing its production. More info is needed to help predict cause.
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
See a doctor : if you are not a smoker, the see a doctor to get checked and get X-ray.

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Last updated May 27, 2015

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