We provide expert pulmonary function testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma
For many people who suffer from allergies, asthma, or certain immune deficiency conditions, breathing normally can be a challenge. Pulmonary function testing helps us quantify these difficulties so that we can provide the necessary treatments and verify that these treatments are working.
Types of Tests
Spirometry tests are probably the most common type of pulmonary function test you will receive in an allergist’s office. The test is very easy to complete and interpret. All you have to do is breathe into a mouthpiece and the spirometer will record the amount of air that enters and exits your lungs, as well as the speed at which it does so. We may also ask you to take a lung volume measurement test or a diffusion capacity test if it is necessary to determine how much air your lungs can hold or how effectively your lungs move oxygen into the bloodstream.
Based on the results of your pulmonary function tests, we will be able to suggest a treatment plan that is appropriate for your level of breathing impairment and compatible with any other medications you may be taking. You can rely on our expert allergists to provide the very best treatments along with detailed monitoring to gauge the effectiveness of those treatments. We will work with you to find the right balance of medications that will improve your quality of life.
Ready to breathe easier? Contact us today to set up your appointment.