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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lung Function Testing

At Parkway Family Physicians we perform lung function testing to see how well your lungs work. Spirometry is the first and most commonly performed lung function test we perform. This test measures how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs. You simply breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a recording device (Spirometer). The information collected by the Spirometer can be printed out on a chart called a Spirogram.
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Lung Function Tests Are Done To:

  • Determine the cause of breathing problems.
  • Diagnose certain lung diseases, such as asthma, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Evaluate a patient's lung function before surgery.
  • Check the lung function of a person who is regularly exposed to substances such as asbestos that can damage the lungs.
  • Check the effectiveness of treatment for lung diseases.
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"Whether I’m the first appointment in the morning or the last appointment in the afternoon, the doctors at Parkway Family Physician are always pleasant, calm and acts as though they have all the time in the world for me.  Before finding Parkway Family Physicians, I once saw a doctor who rushed into the exam room, coat tails flapping behind him, as he dictated notes from the previous patient. That entire appointment was a bit like being hit by a whirlwind.  I prefer Parkway calm.”

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