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Spirometry Test

A spirometry test is done to diagnose the functioning of the lungs. It works by measuring the airflow inhaled in and exhaled outside the lungs. It is performed by making the patient sit and breathe in a small machine called a spirometer. It is used to diagnose COPD (chronic pulmonary disease), asthma, and other conditions affecting the lungs. A spirometry test measures two important factors, such as expiratory forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).

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Please have a look on spirometry results and suggest if I have asthma or COPD.

Query: Hello doctor, Do my spirometry results tell you anything? Are they below normal? I am a male 5.74 ft, 182.98 lb, 39 years old. I sometimes have shortness of breath.  Read Full »

Dr. Harsha D. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume (FEV)1/FVC (forced vital capacity) is less than 70. FEV 1 is more than 80 (attachment removed to protect patient identity). No reversibility indicative of asthma in the post-study. It seems to suggest mild COPD (chronic obs...  Read Full »

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