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Would a pulmonary function test accurately diagnose asthma?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nearly essential

Asthma is not one illness, but several processes that appear in greater or lesser degrees in any one affected individual.
Together they can lead to the functional problems we recognize as asthma. Pulmonary function tests measure air flow and volumes; accurately performed PFT's are indispensable in the diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD.

In brief: Nearly essential

Asthma is not one illness, but several processes that appear in greater or lesser degrees in any one affected individual.
Together they can lead to the functional problems we recognize as asthma. Pulmonary function tests measure air flow and volumes; accurately performed PFT's are indispensable in the diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD.
Dr. Duane Gels
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

doing pulmonary function test before and after a breathing treatment might help to diagnose asts accurately

In brief: Yes

doing pulmonary function test before and after a breathing treatment might help to diagnose asts accurately
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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