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What Is A Spiromtetry Test
Had spirometry test today and it came out moderately severe obstruction. What does it mean? Is it bad?
How bad does it mean when spirometry results only show the number 300 ml (vital capacity)? What is the average normal value for spirometry test?
Depends on: The predicted normal lung function results are based on age, sex, ethnicity, gender, and height. Thus the normal value varies among individuals. You must have misread your vital capacity since no adult can live with a 300 ml vital capacity. Could it be 3, 000 ml? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spirometry standing1stTest took Brown Inhaler for 2mth before 3 week break stop before test . 2nd test sitting, Nurse said you met the criteria??
Mgt: It would be helpful to see the study or to know the actual measurements, often reported as % predicted. A virtual consult is available to review: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
Spirometry Nurse say i met criteria(Mgt?)
3 mth ago last test i stoodAnd 2mth of brown Inh before 1st Test.
2ndTest sitting , how accurate is Test?
Got my results for my spirometry test today. I have no idea how to read this or what it means. If someone is willing to tell me i can send it on here?
Very but..: Asthma is an intermittent disease, thus a relatively normal lung function test on one occasion does not rule out asthma. However it should be abnormal when you have symptoms and the numbers (fev-1) often improves after bronchodilator . As with all tests, a doctor can only make a diagnosis after having obtained your history, performed a physical exam, and then interpret the lung function results. ...Read more
Maybe: Asthma occurs when people have excessive bronchospasm triggered by allergens, irritants, some medications or environmental exposures. Bronchospasm is typically acute and may not show up on spirometry if there has not been a recent trigger. In this case a methacholine challenge may be used to induce bronchospasm for diagnosis by spirometry. ...Read more
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