Spirometry is a way of measuring how well your lungs are functioning. It can be used to diagnose lung disorders or to test the effectiveness of medication you may be taking for lung-related problems such as asthma.
At the D2 Medical, our team of doctors perform spirometry to determine how well your lungs are working. This can be done as an outpatient procedure and is a key part of your lung function test.
WHAT DOES SPIROMETRY MEASURE?
Spirometry is the commonest form of lung function tests. It measures the speed and volume with which your lungs fill up and expel air when you breathe. The most common measurements for this test are:
WHY HAVE SPIROMETRY?
Spirometry can help your doctor to diagnose and judge the severity of various lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. Spirometry can also be used to assess how well you are responding to treatment for one of these conditions.