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Do I plan for my meeting to diagnose obstructive lung disease?

Prepare for your appointment by making a note of all your symptoms and any medications that you are taking. Inform your doctor if you have any other illnesses that may affect your breathing, such as asthma, and if you have a history of smoking. Make a list of any questions that you might want to ask your doctor. Take a family member with you to the appointment for support.

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