A 39-year-old member asked:
for people with emphysema, asbestosis, and a marathon runner. what do their spirographs look like compared to that of an average person?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Frank Mayo answered
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
VARIABLE: emphysema-big lungs, decreased flow rates, low diffusion. asbestosis-usually lung function is normal. marathon runner -lung function id incresed flows, normal volumes and diffusion
Answered on Mar 10, 2015
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