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decreased diffusion capacity on a pulmonary function test

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Different things:: it would be best to discuss in details with your doctor.. Restrictive means reduced ability of lungs to expand, as opposed to obstructive, which refer ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
100% of predicted: A good one would be one as close to normal as possible. Too low a dlco/va means that there is likely an air-transfer blockage. Too high may point to ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can't be done: You can study to pass an exam, try to cheat to pass a drug test (it probably will not work), but you can't do anything to pass a pulmonary function te ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A pulmonary function test (often referred to as pfts) typically involves taking measurements of your lung capacity with a spirometer. This is a device ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Pulmonary function tests do not cause any damage.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: doing pulmonary function test before and after a breathing treatment might help to diagnose asts accurately
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
All MDs/DOs: Virtually all mds/dos can order the test...But most often the test is ordered by primary care docs or pulmonologists or allergists. Other docs don't u ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pulmonary function tests are the definitive way to rule out emphysema if they are normal.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Pulmonary function: Pulmonary function testing generally requires a person to sit in a booth and breathe through a mouthpiece. A machine analyzes the flow and volume of a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
PFT...: Pulmonary function tests are tests that measure your respiratory functioning. They will show if you have obstructive or restrictive lung disease as we ... Read More

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