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How is obstructive lung disease diagnosed?

Doctors routinely use chest x-rays and lung function tests to help diagnose obstructive lung disease. They also look at medical conditions such as chronic, long-term coughing. Since smoking is a primary factor in obstructive lung disease, inform the doctor if you have a history of smoking cigarettes.

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What is the rate of incidence for obstructive lung disease?
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Obstructive lung disease is a very common illness. Approximately 12 million Americans have the disea...
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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?
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Obstructive lung disease usually begins developing in the mid 40s. The first symptom is usually mild...
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How do I care for someone with obstructive lung disease?
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Is obstructive lung disease serious?
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