Hi everyone. need some advice. went to see consultant yesterday. said I have moderate emphysema. his requested me to go have some heart tests. is this normal thing to do? I have many health issues and using walking stick. his also asked me to lose weight. im 13 stone I did say to him ive only stopped smoking 3 weeks ago and to diet as well is impossible not that I eat that much. I dont do much activities because pain im in with r a. plus im postmenopausal which is driving me mad with systems. . so can anyone help me with some advice on why I need heart tests and how to try lose bit of weight even though I dont really over eat..