I got diagnosed with emphysema at 28. I have asthma and allergies. I've had issues breathing and used Albuterol but didn't have a clue what was feeling like a vice grips on my chest.
Anyone have experienced with emphysema COPD under 30? My life expectancy can't be good getting it this young and not being a heavy smoker anymore?
I started smoking cigarettes young then stopped and would only smoke on occasion.
Clearly smoking is off the table... But how long could I possibly last already having ER visits every year about my breathing before I knew.