Spirometry Test: What Do My Spirometry Results Mean?

Spirometry Test: What Do My Spirometry Results Mean?

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and other types of chronic lung diseases have had a spirometry test. Typically, doctors use spirometry to help them better under the severity of your chronic lung disease...
Pulmonary Function Test: What You Need to Know

Pulmonary Function Test: What You Need to Know

If you have a chronic lung disease, then you’ve likely had a pulmonary function test. Pulmonary function tests give your doctor valuable information about how well your lungs are working. Having this information helps your doctor monitor your condition and develop the...
Lung Plethysmography: What It Is and Why It’s Done

Lung Plethysmography: What It Is and Why It’s Done

If you live with a chronic lung disease, you’ve likely had pulmonary function tests (PFTs). There are several types of PFTs or lung function tests, including spirometry, pulse oximetry and lung plethysmography. These tests provide your doctor with valuable lung...
Lung Function Tests: Your Complete Guide

Lung Function Tests: Your Complete Guide

People living with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis, often have lung function tests. Sometimes, lung function tests are called pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and doctors use these lung...