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My Doctor Said I Need To Have Full Pulmonary Function Tests What Can I Expect
45 Minutes: It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete full pulmonary function tests. The first part of the test will involve measurement of your spirometry (fev1 and fvc); you will be required to take large breaths of air and blow them out through a small tube attached to a machine. Next you will measure lung volumes and tlco (see my answer on tlco elsewhere in this section). The test is non invasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary function tests is a term used to describe a group of tests done to determine lung function. Spirometry measures the amount of air that can be taken in as well as the flow rate of forcefully exhaled air . A graph is generated and can be used to determine lung function. Likewise lung volumes and diffusing capacity determine the capacity as well as ...Read more
What type of doctors perform pulmonary function tests/exercise stress test/cardio-pulmonary stress tests?
Cardiologist: Cardiologist and pulmonary specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I don't know if I have asthma. My doctor said i do, but i never use ventolin unless i'm near a cat or allergen. The pulmonary function test confirmed.
Probably: If you had an abnormal methacholine challenge test - a special type of pulmonary function test - then you probably do have asthma. Sounds like you have a type that is called "extrinsic", meaning it is made worse by allergies. You may only need your ventolin when exposed to triggers you're allergic to. If you can't avoid them, or symptoms become more frequent, you may need additional meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to get a pulmonary function test done where can I get one done and can anyone recommend me a good doctor in las vegas?
Last year my pulmonary function test was normal but i still have SOB should i repeat it? my doc exam me with stethscop he said my airways are clear
Other causes..: Airway restriction is not always heard with a steth.. You may have asthma.. You indicate that you have GERD, and Hx of cardiac catheterization. Stomach acid from gerd can cause inflammation of the airways, and compromised cardiac function is always a concern. Sounds like you need a thorough exam and work up.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had a pulmonary function test and the dr said I have asthma and need to take albuterol 4 times a day. I'm 27/m with bad abxiety. What should I do?
See specialist: Albuterol is an excellent medication to take for quick relief of asthma symptoms. If a person has persistent asthma, then a daily controller medication is prescribed to prevent asthma symptoms. If a person needs to take albuterol more than twice a week during the daytime for relief of symptoms, then the asthma is not controlled and an adjustment to the medication regimen is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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