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Incentive Spirometer Measurements
Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more
My spirometry:slight restrictive shape of curve.Moderate expiratory limitation.Examination for extrathoracic obstruction & expiratory trachealstenosis?
HRCT: Extrathoracic obstruction may result in changes in airflow both on inspiration and expiration depending on where the obstruction is located. If your physician is investigating an extrathoracic cause, an HRCT is indicated. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes may impinge on the airway as one possible cause. The restriction is mild and may be due to a number of causes such as fibrosis or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions. ?
How does asthma affect routine measurements? Routine measurements : blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, peak flow, body temperature, how and why?
Fairly accurate: They are fairly accurate for most people for most purposes. Not all finger oxygen saturation meters are the same. They don't all come from the same manufacturer. Oxygen saturation meters that are "medical grade" probably can claim a higher degree of accuracy, but in real life situations, it isn't clear what that would mean. ...Read more
Spirometry: Compliance and many other aspects of lung function can be measured in children with PFTs (pulmonary function tests) using a spirometer. The child has to be old enough to follow directions. You will find this piece of equipment in a pediatric pulmunology or allergy/immunology office. Why do you ask? ...Read more
None: In an asthmatic under good control none of these measurements should not be effected. ...Read more
Pft study showed: fvc 67%, fev1 73%, their ratio 88%. Rv 52%, tlc 71%, their ratio 20%. Dlco 76%, and dlco /va 109%. What is your impression. Thank you.
Hyperinflated lungs. FVC 123% predicted, FEV1 115% predicted. FEV1/FVC 93% predicted. DLCO 81% predicted. SOB. COPD diagnosis?
See below: None of the numbers you mentioned indicate hyperinflation . that number is from the TLC. All the numbers you listed appear normal (except the FVC, which is just a little high - we don't worry about high - it means nothing). Nothing you listed suggests COPD either - not even remotely close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal peak flow meter test, normal CT of lung, normal chest xray , normal echo, normal pulse ox / blood pressure can this rule out interstitial lung d?
What do the numbers mean on the incentive spirometer? Ehat is considered an average reading when inhaling and holding breath?
Breath volume: The numbers indicate how deep a breath you are taking. The bigger the number the deeper the breath. You want to be at 1500 ml or above. ...Read more
17 year old male ekg,blood work, peak flow meter, chest X-ray, echo, all normal still have chest discomfort at times short breath, BP 117/80
Asthma.: It's great that all your testing has been fine, but you may need more specific testing to elucidate the cause of your symptoms. For example, for asthma the peak flow in your baseline state may simply not be accurate enough. The best test for this would be a pulmonary function test with a methacholine challenge. And for the heart (unlikely but possible), stress test better than 2D Echo. ...Read more
This varies/ height: Most male adults above 5'6 would average above 450,but these can vary with the meter used. ...Read more
Do I have lung disease follow up old q? Pft study: fvc 67%, fev1 73%, their ratio 88%. Rv 52%, tlc 71%, their ratio 20%. Dlco 76%, and dlco /va 109%.
Sperometer test is normal.lungs digital X-ray is normal.but feeling breathless.long breathing gets me anxious..please help me....tests are normal?
Dyspnea: Spirometry and Chest x-ray are test to evaluate for lung disease. However, the spirometry results may change if you have reversible disease such as asthma. There are other conditions that can cause shortness of breath such as heart disease, anemia, anxiety, pulmonary embolism. If you continue to have this symptoms follow up with your doctor to get further evaluation. ...Read more
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