Patient Comments: COPD vs. Asthma - Causes

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Comment from: LSinCA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

Even as a child I had severe colds that always seemed to lead to bronchitis. I would also be miserable during May and the fall, hay and rose fever seasons in the Northeast. I smoked heavily from 16 to 39. When I was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in my early 60s, I was given lung function tests and told that I had asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. So which caused the COPD who knows! Any and all, I figure. My asthma attacks are mild, compared to the others - caused by pollen.

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