I just had an X-ray and it said I could have COPD. It said "Mild Hyperinflation . I have a dry cough that presents mostly when I talk and in the evening time. I do not feel bad nor have a temp. been almost 4 weeks now. I have had a similar cough over the years but this one also comes with a bad tickle in my throat.
I am older but in great shape. I can walk 2 miles without any problem,swim laps etc.
I am going to take a PFT soon, any thought as to what this dry cough could be?
From your description, this sounds more like an upper airway problem than a lower airway problem and so maybe it is not COPD. It is common for people to have a chronic cough in the winter. Certain viruses precipitate this, as well as some allergic and non-allergic inflammatory reactions. I would speak to your physician about trying a nasal steroid and/or an antihistamine to see if it helps with the cough.
Getting a PFT is a very good idea. Hopefully, you also have never been a non-smoker. COPD is much more likely in smokers.
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