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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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