Pulmonary function testing
Pulmonary function testing (spirometry) allows early detection of lung diseases and monitoring of the therapy progress.
When is pulmonary function testing necessary?
- breathing problems
- shortness of breath
- chronic coughing
- lung diseases
- when checking your suitability for diving
Pulmonary function testing allows detection of:
- Asthma bronchiale
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD)
Pulmonary function testing continuously measures the lung volumes and produces a chart that can then be interpreted.
For measurement patients orally breathe through a small pipe. The data is then analysed via computer.
Pulmonary function testing allows early detection of lung diseases and early treatment. It is also used for monitoring of the therapy progress.