Being tested for asthma will typically include a medical history, including any pattern related to the symptoms or possible precipitating factors. Spirometry, which uses pulmonary function tests to study the air volume and flow rate within the lungs, can help detect asthma. Your doctor will look at vital capacity, peak expiratory flow rate and forced expiratory volume.
As reported here in the Los Angeles Times, Gallup released a poll "while you were sleeping" that showed that 85 percent of Americans were not sick yesterday with allergies. What might make this poll most interesting is "perhaps, because it has nothing to do with politics," the times reports.So 15 percent of you were sick yesterday, and…