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Had spirometry test today and it came out moderately severe obstruction. What does it mean? Is it bad?

Had spirometry test today and it came out moderately severe obstruction. What does it mean? Is it bad?

PFT: Ask them if they perform a separate test after you inhale a bronchodilator that helps open your airways. Do you smoke? It could mean you have copd (emphysema and /or chronic bronchitis., asthma, reactive airways disease (similar to asthma) or more rare conditions. ...Read more

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Spirometry (Definition)

A spirometry is a measurement of velocity (speed) of air coming in & out of the lungs which equals the diameter of the airways. This an indirect measument of the lung function diffeent patterns are posible & direct us as specialist to diagnosed ...Read more


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Is spiromtetry replacement for pulmonary lung test?

Is spiromtetry replacement for pulmonary lung test?

One and the same: Assuming you mean "pulmonary function test", spirometry is one (some would say the most important) component of pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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If I have a cold, the spirometry test may result changed?

If I have a cold, the spirometry test may result changed?

Yes: If you have asthma or chronic bronchitis and you develop a bronchial infection the spirometry result may be different than your baseline. But that is it necessarily a bad thing as you want to know how bad things can get for you. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Spirometry standing1stTest took Brown Inhaler for 2mth before 3 week break stop before test . 2nd test sitting, Nurse said you met the criteria??

 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

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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?

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?

Sitting or standing: doesn't really matter much, so long you straighten your back, fully inhale and exhale forcefully with good effort ...Read more

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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?

Talk to ordering MD: The physician that ordered the spirometry should be able to provide the interpretation and what the results mean relevant to your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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How accurate is a spirometry test in diagnosing asthma?

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

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Does this mean mild COPD if a spirometry test shows mild obstruction?

Does this mean mild COPD if a spirometry test shows mild obstruction?

Mild copd: Mild COPD is mild obstruction to air flow during exhalation.This can lead to shortness of breath during activity. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm asthma an will it come up on a spirometry test?

Is bronchospasm asthma an will it come up on a spirometry test?

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