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Asthma

5 Signs Your Shortness of Breath Was Misdiagnosed as Asthma

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You are taking asthma medications and they are not helping


You have shortness of breath but no chest tightness or wheezing


Prednisone doesn't help


You have a BMI greater than 30


Your doctor prescribed medication without giving you a PFT


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