Spirometry – A simple breathing test
The machine measures how much air you can blow out from your lungs and how fast you can blow it out. Spirometry is the most reliable way to test your lungs for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma.
Spirometry can be used to diagnose and manage many different types of lung disease. If you have questions or concerns about your lung health,The earlier spirometry is done, the earlier lung disease can be detected and treated. There are many treatments to reduce symptoms, to prevent lung disease from becoming worse, decrease flare-ups (exacerbations) and improve your day-to-day life.
Who should have spirometry testing?
People with asthma
Spirometry is an important diagnosis and management tool for people withasthma. If you have asthma and never had a spirometry test
Smokers and former smokers
If you are over 40 and smoke or used to smoke, you may have COPD