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Decreased diffusion capacity on a pulmonary function test

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
How does any test apply to me? To answer that it should be understood that tests results are taken into account with the things the patients, says, t... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
No, I do not think so.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
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
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Pulmonary function tests do not cause any damage.
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A 65-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
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
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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