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A 53-year-old female asked:

i am 53 (f) my lung capacity is at 80% and i was told by specialist that what that means is i have the predictive lung capacity of a woman that is 70,?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
80% of expected: the standards are age based, so you are 80% (20% lower) then average at your age.

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What is the normative lung volume in females 18-21?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Lung volumes: are dependent not only on age and sex but also on your height and should be highest at your age range usually total lung volume will average about 4liters. Their are have multiple lung capacity measures and the flow to help determine results of spirometer. Individual respiratory effort and the presence of URI can affect result

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