A 41-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what can you do in a pulmonary functions test?
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Internal Medicine 30 years experience
PFT....: During pulmonary function testing, many breathing maneuvers are done to measure your breathing. The measurements will determine if there is any obstructive or restrictive deficits. The test itself takes about 20-30 minutes and you will be instructed at each step. It is used to diagnose many different disorders.
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Internal Medicine 39 years experience
PFT: Breathing test used to measure your lung capacity and air flow. Helps in diagnosis of certain lung conditions as well as staging. It is also used to follow a disease process to determine if there is progression.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2014
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