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PFT shows decreased diffusion capacity and I have been experiencing dyspnea and gradually worsening. Does this mean it's just asthma?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

Asthma doesn't affect diffusing capacity, but COPD does.
You should discuss this with the physician who ordered the test. If you don't get the answers you need, make an appointment with a pulmonologist, get a copy of the report, and take it with you.

In brief: No

Asthma doesn't affect diffusing capacity, but COPD does.
You should discuss this with the physician who ordered the test. If you don't get the answers you need, make an appointment with a pulmonologist, get a copy of the report, and take it with you.
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