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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Secondhand smoke

06/16/2008

Question:

I have been exposed to second hand smoke for some time now . Now I am having burnig of the throat and coughing. I already have COPD since I was 24 now and stopped smoking then. I am now 59 years old. Is this serious.

Answer:

You should discuss this with your family doctor or pulmonary specialist. Some x-rays or breathing tests may be necessary to evaluate your symptoms.

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Response by:

Mahasti   Rittinger, RRT Mahasti Rittinger, RRT
Clinical Program Manager of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Phillip T Diaz, MD Phillip T Diaz, MD
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University