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Asthma Tests

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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.

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So what is the effect on high altitudes on asthma? If I board an airplane, will this make my asthma worse? What if you climb to the top of a mountain? These are common questions I've had to answer over the years. In fact, when I traveled to Denver in 1985 to stay at the asthma hospital -- Denver is a mile high -- this was one of the questions my…

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John Bottrell, Health Pro, commented on Low Lung capacity/Low FVC in spiromitry… It appears you are on the right path.  The fact that your x-ray and…

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, posted Asthma Research: Looking Beyond the… Asthma is a complex disorder which may begin in the first year of life and…

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