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What Doctor should I go see if I am a smoker and constantly

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What Doctor should I go see if I am a smoker and constantly feel winded

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

A Family Practice doctor or an urgent care doctor can start the workup to see what your problem is--whether it's emphysema or chronic bronchitis/asthma.

Usually those conditions can be diagnosed and treated without the need of a pulmonologist

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'm thinking it do to smoking and I'm worried that eventho fairly young still I passed the point of return ? Possible ? I a pack and a half smoker a day for the past eleven years but been smoking for twenty

No, not the point of no return if you'll stop.

You may have some emphysema and that can never be reversed but the rest of your lungs has the capacity to take up the slack.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Yea I do have emphysema mild as of 2014 or so and chronic bronchitis that was last time I was at pulmonologist

If it was mild then most of your problem is the chronic bronchitis that will completely clear if you stop smoking.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Really wow that sounds promising ! Even after two years almost three maybe my mild emphysema can still be mild ?

Probably it still is mild--just bite the bullet and stop the cigarettes

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