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What is the significance of change in your pulmonary function test after using bronchodilator?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Bronchodilators are given during a PFT to see if you respond.
If you do, that means giving you medications like albuterol would help you breathe better and would be a good option for treatment.

In brief: See below
Bronchodilators are given during a PFT to see if you respond.
If you do, that means giving you medications like albuterol would help you breathe better and would be a good option for treatment.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably asthma
An improvement in pulmonary function as measured by spirometry after using a bronchodilator is indicative of the presence of reversible bronchospasm.
Bronchospasm is caused by contraction of smooth muscle cells in the walls of larger breathing tubes. This is a common finding in asthma. So, in short, it helps cement a diagnosis of asthma.

In brief: Probably asthma
An improvement in pulmonary function as measured by spirometry after using a bronchodilator is indicative of the presence of reversible bronchospasm.
Bronchospasm is caused by contraction of smooth muscle cells in the walls of larger breathing tubes. This is a common finding in asthma. So, in short, it helps cement a diagnosis of asthma.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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