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Lung Function Test: Alternative Doctors in Australia: Your Health
   
Lung Function Test
 
How It Works

Lung function tests are also called ‘pulmonary function tests’ (PFTs) or spirometry. PFTs determine the performance of your lungs and the limitation of your breathing. The tests detect lung disease and, if present, to what extent. These tests measure how much air you can take into your lungs and how fast you can blow air out. PFTs may be done before and after use of inhaled medications to test your response to them. Some experts feel that all smokers should have a screening spirometry before any symptoms begin. If the results are abnormal, your doctor can predict your future lung function impairment if you continue to smoke. Adult asthma may be confused with other forms of obstructive lung disease and so to confirm the diagnosis of airway obstruction, PFTs are necessary.

 
 
Benefits

People with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema, or breathing difficulties should have this investigation done. Long-term smokers would also benefit from this assessment of their lung function.

 
 
Procedures

The PFT procedure requires you to breath and blow into a machine called a spirometer. You may be asked to then use your inhalant medication and repeat the test to determine how well it works for you. The test only takes a few minutes and requires no special preparation.

 
 
Referral

Yes, this test needs to be requested by your doctor.

 
 
Costs

Please ask YourHealth reception when booking, or ask your healthcare practitioner at your next appointment.

 
 
More Info

For more information regarding this test, any conditions, treatments or programs mentioned please contact us.

 
 

 

 
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