Could my partner have COPD?

Hi. My partner has been through so many tests to find out why she has this persistent cough since her heart attack a year ago. She lacks breath when shopping and has to sit down often and coughs up numerous amounts of phlegm morning, day, night, plus constantly wakes up coughing her lungs up which disturbs both our sleep patterns. CT scan came back normal. Lung tests she couldn’t complete because of her coughing. Came out poor. Ruled out Asthma. I’m on the path of chronic bronchitis?? She gets out of breath easily and cant walk far at all. We have to hold onto her to help her with walking when in the shops or anywhere else for that matter. Our friends have helped out when we’ve been with them so they know how she is. But the lung specialist came out with. There’s nothing wrong with you. How rude. Just because the scan came back clear. He was useless. Theres something wrong somewhere. Any ideas or other avenues we can pursue. Cheers.


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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi shirl1360 and thanks for your post. While we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), your concern certainly warrants a reply. Not knowing anything about you or your partner, you may want to see a physician for an evaluation. This will help determine the health of your partner. Please check back and let us know how you’re doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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