I was diagnosed with asthma about a month ago with sob, chest tightness feeling terrible after the flu. I am better on the medications and less shortness of breath but still get breathless, and have chest tightness. I am scared I have emphysema. I am 29, smoked for 13 years lightly but quit two years ago. I had a CT scan and they didn't say anything about emphysema, said it was fine. Can I still have it possibly even after quitting? Can emphysema arise later or is it more you smoke and then get damage, and the damage stops after you quit? Sorry a little confused about this, new to all of it.
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