Saturday, June 23, 2012

12 Reasons for Taking a Spirometry Test on World Spirometry Day 2012

If you identify with any of the reasons below, take a spirometry test to check out your lung health.
  1. You are, or have been a smoker
  2. You have been more breathless in recent years
  3. You can’t walk up the stairs without experiencing shortness of breath
  4. You can’t exercise as well as you used to
  5. You are worried about your performance during sports and exercise
  6. You have had a cough for many months or years (e.g a smoker’s cough)
  7. You tend to wheeze in recent years
  8. You cough up mucus (phlegm) even when you haven’t got a cold
  9. You have previously been given treatment (e.g. an inhaler) for a lung disease
  10. You have worries about your lung health
  11. You feel as though you're not getting enough air
  12. You experience pain when breathing in or out

Please note: Some lung symptoms may have causes which will not be detected by spirometry. If you have symptoms such as coughing up blood, weight loss, or develop a new symptom which seems to be getting worse, it is important that you consult your doctor.

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