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My mom has trouble breathing, but doctor says it's not asthma?

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In brief: Many different cause

A number of things can be causing this problem. And some of them can be related to her age.
If she is or was a smoker, COPD can be a consideration. Sometimes there can be an obstruction that mimics asthma but is not. A spirometry test can rule this out. Gerd has been associated with "asthma" as well. As you can see, many things must be considered.Talk to her physician.

In brief: Many different cause

A number of things can be causing this problem. And some of them can be related to her age.
If she is or was a smoker, COPD can be a consideration. Sometimes there can be an obstruction that mimics asthma but is not. A spirometry test can rule this out. Gerd has been associated with "asthma" as well. As you can see, many things must be considered.Talk to her physician.
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