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How can I measure lung function at home

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: It measure not function, but the presence of certain chemicals whose presence indicates that mature cells are present. That indicates the vast likelih ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
70% of expected?: If you obtained a result of "70% of expected" for your age and body parameters, you need to be concerned. Most commonly, this is a heads-up that you m ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest obtaining the best of three measurements, while making a good effort. If you are experiencing symptoms, please see the ED. The value t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rarely used: Spirometry is a test of lung physiology usually performed in outpatient settings, not in an icu. I can think of a few times when we've used it to asse ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Heart rate variability is actually a sign of a healthy heart, not stress. Your heart rate should vary throughout the day, in response to a multitude o ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on test: Not a typical number to report on a lung function test(pft). Possible explanations are lab error or even air trapping if on a certain portion of test. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Can cause damage and: decreased lung function and increase your risk for many cancers,. Quit now before you do more damage.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chest xray: anyone can get a pneumonia. The upper lungs should get you a TB test. Your Dr should have you on some antibiotic, check a TB test and have a follow up ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Bronchus/bronchiole: The wind pipe or trachea branches of into left and right bronchus, they further divide into smaller bronchioles. These structures are made up of carti ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Fix the root cause: Talk to your doctor, find out the extent of lung damage if any, get a diagnosis, avoid ongoing exposures that might worsen lung function, avoid smokin ... Read More
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