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Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 15, 2006
  • 03:22 AM

I have been going through alot of test for the last year, because of breathing problems and chest pain. I was finally diagnosed with Asthma. But I believe the diagnoses is wrong, I had previously been a smoker for 34 years and was diagnosed with chronic broncitis some 20 years ago and it has never cleared up. Could I be wrong ? Can chronic bronchitis turn into Asthma. I always understood that chronic bronchitis is usually followed by
emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Copd).

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