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Hi all. I have put on a lot of weight over the past 2-3 years, due mainly to underactivity due to severe joint problems. I am finding it difficult to catch my breath at times, I "wheez" a lot & get tired easilly. I have just had a chest x-ray & am due to get the results this week. My father in law had COPD & I helped look after him till he passed away in Feb '14. The COPD isn't what killed him, he had 2 types of cancer, but I now sound exactly like he did. He was on Oxygen 24/7. I am male, 65 years & 6' tall. I weigh 20st. I have had problems with swollen feet/legs for a few months & am taking meds for it, but I think some of the weight is water, although I am not kidding myself, I need to loose it & now. Does the weight make you "wheez"? I have never really been so much overweight in my life & am a bit concerned. Yes, I have seen my GP, but I would like to hear from anyone else with this problem of excess weight causing a chesty wheez. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Lee.
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