U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 51-year-old member asked:

How do doctors determine if someone's ventilation is normal?

2 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yong Wen
Dr. Yong Wenanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Ventilation.: I presume you're talking about breathing and lung volume. Then it is PFT --- Pulmonary function test.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
Ventilation is...: the removal of CO2. If your CO2 level is high on an ABG, then you are not ventilating appropriately. Pulmonary Function tests can be used to help figure out the cause.
Last updated Sep 25, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.