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I have been having smokers cough for years & now i can hardly breathe without doing any activity

, but now i lose my breath when i cough can have trouble breathing constantly. I am 22 years old and have been smoking for 10 years.heavily for about 8. i have constant neck, shoulder and arm tightness and shoulder weakness.I have sciatica and have been doing physical therapy for both the should and back for 2 months now.i have been coughing black stuff up since i was about i can hardly breathe without doing any activity.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Hi drew,
first of all get your self examined by a chest physician
secondly you need to cut down your smoking
And as this breathing problem is restricting your day to day activities, i would suggest you to enroll in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program near you.
I hope i have answered your question.
take care.
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi Drew,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum
You need to get yourself examined by a good pulmonologist or a physician as it can be due to some underlying lung problem.
Take care

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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