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What is a pulmonary function test?

Pulmonary function test is a non-invasive procedure that is performed to check the functioning of the lungs. These PFT tests can determine several aspects like lung capacity, lung volume and many more. Lung function tests are another name for pulmonary function tests.




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How is a pulmonary function test performed?

As mentioned above, pulmonary function tests are non-invasive Here’s how the procedure of pulmonary function tests work:

In case you are wearing any tight clothing or any jewelry you may need to loosen it to be comfortable.

Before the procedure, you will need to empty your bladder.

You will be asked to sit comfortably

You will be closely monitored for any dizziness or chest discomfort.

What are the major types of pulmonary function tests?

There are two major types

  Spirometry

Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that measures the amount of air inhaled and exhaled.

  Body plethysmography

Body plethysmography or lung volumes can estimate the amount of air in the lungs

What are the lung disorders that can be identified by pulmonary function tests?

There are several lung diseases that are identified by pulmonary function tests, the most common ones include:

  Asthma
  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
  Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

What are symptoms that might indicate a need for a pulmonary function test?

Pulmonary function tests are generally recommended when you experience a certain set of symptoms, they can include:

Shortness of breath

Constant coughing

Tightness in the chest

Difficulty in breathing

Wheezing problems

In case you are experiencing any of these signs reach out to undergo a lung function test in Coimbatore to seek accurate diagnosis

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How long does a PFT test take?

Usually the PFT is performed in different sets, and the number of sets is recommended by your pulmonologist depending on the symptoms. The complete test takes about 15 to 45 minutes and you can take breaks between the sets of the test.

Is the pulmonary function test procedure painful?

As pulmonary function tests are not invasive and it does not cause any pain.

Why is the pulmonary function test recommended?

Tests for pulmonary function, also known as PFTs or PFT tests, are used to diagnose lung diseases like COPD, bronchitis, and asthma. A pulmonary function test can also assess how well the medication you are taking for a specific lung condition is working, if you have already received a diagnosis.

At what age is pulmonary function recommended?

Testing for lung function can be done on people of any age, from newborns to the elderly. When testing children older than six, peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and spirometry are the most commonly used methods.

What not to do before a pulmonary function test?

Before a pulmonary function test it is important to take an adequate amount of water. Ensure not to take any food before three hours. And in case you take any medications or supplements talk to a specialist in Pulmonary Function test in Coimbatore to know more about any restrictions you need to follow.

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