Performance of Lung Function Testing
Spirometry testing is provided for any patient above the age of approximately 5 years so that the condition of the lungs can be monitored. It reveals any swelling, damage or spasms in the airways.
The test requires the patient to breathe in fully, seal the lips around the spirometer’s mouthpiece and immediately blow out as fast as possible until the lungs are empty.
Each test takes 30-60 seconds. The test will be repeated until three acceptable results are obtained.
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- About lung disease and the role of your medications
- How to recognise your symptoms at an early stage
- How to identify and control environmental triggers
- How to use your inhaler (puffer), spacer and peak flow meter
- Breathing exercises to control shortness of breath (e.g. purse-lip breathing)
- Recognise when to take your breathing medication in safe, effective doses
- Reduce your shortness of breath and avoid uncomfortable symptoms
- Set personal goals and use your action plan