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My 87 year old father is having intermittent difficulty breathing

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My 87 year old father is having intermittent difficulty breathing out, he has not difficulty breathing in, it is pushing the air out. He lives in Atlanta. He has had a history if heart disease, drug abuse, pre-leukemia (and a host of other problems). The Urgent Care took an X-ray and said the heart and lungs are clear. Any thoughts?
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There are a number of conditions that could cause these symptoms including bronchospasm associated with asthma, allergies, mild obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a viral respiratory infection.

If these symptoms are persistent, he may need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist (lung specialist).
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