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Can a 32 yr old already have emphysema from smoking since 15?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many variables at play here, including "pack years of use, " underlying conditions, family, medical and environmental history.
See your doctor for a check up and strategization to stop smoking.

In brief: Yes

Many variables at play here, including "pack years of use, " underlying conditions, family, medical and environmental history.
See your doctor for a check up and strategization to stop smoking.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Would be rare

Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is in the differential.

In brief: Would be rare

Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency is in the differential.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depending on the genetic susceptibility, COPD can be present by age 32.
It usually takes longer to manifest in the average person however.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the genetic susceptibility, COPD can be present by age 32.
It usually takes longer to manifest in the average person however.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes....

Depending on how many packs a day are smoked, that is indeed enough time to develop emphysema, a form of copd, or even malignancy.
Smoking cessation is crucial to decrease the progression of disease as well as symptoms. An evaluation by a doctor for diagnosis and treatment is also needed.

In brief: Yes....

Depending on how many packs a day are smoked, that is indeed enough time to develop emphysema, a form of copd, or even malignancy.
Smoking cessation is crucial to decrease the progression of disease as well as symptoms. An evaluation by a doctor for diagnosis and treatment is also needed.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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