Last month, me and my sister cleared my fathers house out, due to the fact he had to go into a care home. He hadn't been upstairs for 2 years and the amount of dust and other stuff was unbelievable. We both developed chest infections. I seemed to be the worst affected. I went to my doctors last week and he sent me for a spirometry test. When I saw him the next day he said I had the lungs of an 85 year old and that I had moderate COPD, I'm 55. When I took the test I was coughing and producing copious amounts of mucus and my chest was really tight,wouldnt this have made a difference and shouldn't he have waited until I,d cleared the infection. I have never smoked, and I spend a lot of time outdoors,i suffer from an anxiety disorder and this has scared me a lot.
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