Hello all! I find myself here as a former smoker who quit and used electronic cigarettes for a few years I started to find myself getting really out of breath gasping for air at times thinking it was just anxiety and panic attacks, I put it off seeing a doctor thinking it would be something sinister, but find myself there. So Dr orders x ray and the report says hyperinflation and that's all , I'm worried and don't know what to do I've lost a lot of weight and have no appetite I'm fearing I'm late stage copd or emphysema. The Dr I saw is an internist and not a lung Dr so I am at my witts end! Someone shed some insight or experience as I am lost I feel the end is near.