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San Jose, CA
A 34-year-old male asked:

Shortness of breath and chest heaviness, relieved by salbutamol inhaler. saw cardiologist 11 months ago, heart perfectly fine then. asthma?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Asthma: More than likely yes. However if you are or have been a heavy smoker you could have COPD. Your FP should be able to differentiate. Good Luck
Last updated Jan 13, 2019

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