Spirometry is a test that is part of pulmonary function tests, these tests are used to determine how much air you can get in and out of your lungs and how fast you can get air in and out of your lungs.
What are the indications for my pulmonologist to request spirometry?
Your pulmonologist may request spirometry if you have a chronic cough, wheezing (coming from your lungs), if you have a known lung disease (COPD, COVID-19, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, etc.) and they want to know if this worsening or if it has had any changes over time, also to see the effect of medications on your lung function.
How is spirometry performed?
The procedure is very simple, the spirometer is a device that detects and measures the air that passes through it, for which you will have to fill your lungs with air and then exhale with all your strength into the device in order to measure the capacity of your lungs. During your test, the pulmonologist, general practitioner, nurse or technician will guide you so that you can perform the test in the best possible way.
Does spirometry have risks?
The risks are minimal, the effort to perform the test can cause coughing or dizziness, or even fainting, so we suggest performing your test sitting down.
Schedule your appointment
Remember that you can schedule your spirometry with us either at your home or in our office, you just have to schedule your appointment here
All our spirometries are evaluated by Dr Abraham Blas Murguía, Pulmonologist at Doctor At Home PV.