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I have to get a pulmonary function test. What does this entail?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Blowing

You have to blow into a tube.
You will be given specific instructions by the therapist performing the test. No injections, no anesthesia. You might be given a medication to inhaler. You might have to sit in a closed glass box.

In brief: Blowing

You have to blow into a tube.
You will be given specific instructions by the therapist performing the test. No injections, no anesthesia. You might be given a medication to inhaler. You might have to sit in a closed glass box.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Check lung status

Pulm function tests or pft check different sections of ones lungs.
Part of it checks the resistance to the flow of air in and out of the airways (like a tunnel) called spirometry. Part of it measures the volume of air the lungs can hold and the last one finds the diffusion of the air from the lungs to the blood.

In brief: Check lung status

Pulm function tests or pft check different sections of ones lungs.
Part of it checks the resistance to the flow of air in and out of the airways (like a tunnel) called spirometry. Part of it measures the volume of air the lungs can hold and the last one finds the diffusion of the air from the lungs to the blood.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Thank
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