Hi Domanique, A Pulm. function test is used to determine what % of lung capacity you have. You blow into a tube that is hooked to a machine. They are all a little different but they do the same thing. You just breath when the tech tells you to and it registers on the eqipment. Usually they have you breath 3 times than they give you a nebulizer treatment. than they have you take the test over again. The idea being "is the medication making any differene?".
It isn't a hard test but my lungs are so bad that I usually come away from there tired and sore.
I'm waiting right now for information on what is causing the problems with my lungs. My pcp says it's lupus lung. other doctors don't think so. I hope they are right because I need a transplant and if I have an autoimmune disease in my lungs I won't be elligible for a transplant. Because there would be no guarentee that it wouldn't attack my new lungs.
try to avoid the cold air are strong cleaning supplies, hair color, smoke. anything that would cause irritation.
let us know how it goes
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