Spirometry (Lung Function Test)


Consult experts in spirometry treatment in Toowoomba

By clinical definition, Spirometry is the method that is used for diagnosing asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many more lung and breathing-related issues in an individual. Though the test has been pretty common and been around for decades, the pandemic situation has pulled the world’s focus on this. The spirometry treatment in Toowoomba has gained both popularity and urgency.

Prepare for the spirometry test following expert advice

The following points will make your spirometry test easier than you thought:

  • Your doctor is the person to advise whether you are supposed to continue or stop any medication that you have been taking. Hence, it will be best to ask them before you even book a session for the spirometry test.
  • When going for the test, it will be better to choose loose-fitting cloth as it won’t interfere with your taking a deep breath.
  • For easier breathing during the test, it will be better not to have a heavy and large meal before going for the test.
  • You are most likely to sit down for the test, and there will be a clip over your nose, keeping the nostrils closed for more accurate results for the test.
  • You will need to take the test a minimum of three times because that much effort is required to ensure that the test results are relatively consistent. If there are too many variations amongst the three attempts, you may have to take the test once more. Without any additional attempts, your spirometry test will take about fifteen minutes.
  • After the test is over, the doctor, at their discretion, may provide you with a medication to open your lungs. After that, you will have to wait for about fifteen more minutes before taking the test. Your doctor may decide to compare the results of both sets to see whether the airflow to your lungs has improved because of the medication or not.

You can call us or visit our clinic to find out more about the spirometry test. Call us at 07 4613 0500 now.