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If a person has chronic hyperventilation syndrome and takes a pft and methacholine challenge test would the results be affected? Mine showed asthma.

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Dr. Jiapeng Huang
Anesthesiology

In brief: Might

Might.

In brief: Might

Might.
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics

In brief: No

When i think of hyperventalation i think of anxiety linked causes.
These problems should not affect well done pfts and methacholine testing. However anxiety can appear to worsen asthma...Subjectively but won't affect well done objective testing. Anxiety can also lead to a misdiagnosis of asthma in a couple of ways....An example is anxiety induced vocal cord dysfunction.

In brief: No

When i think of hyperventalation i think of anxiety linked causes.
These problems should not affect well done pfts and methacholine testing. However anxiety can appear to worsen asthma...Subjectively but won't affect well done objective testing. Anxiety can also lead to a misdiagnosis of asthma in a couple of ways....An example is anxiety induced vocal cord dysfunction.
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