This test measures the effect of a medication that you inhale (a bronchodilator) on how well you breathe.
Bronchodilation responsiveness measures the effect of a medication that you inhale (a bronchodilator) on how well you breathe.
Spirometry is a test that determines how well your lungs work. It determines lung function by measuring:
Some of the key findings are:
Bronchodilator responsiveness is done to determine how well a bronchodilator medication works.
Spirometry with bronchodilation responsiveness can help determine whether treatment with a bronchodilator improves the symptoms of various lung conditions, such as:
Prior to this test carefully follow any instructions given to you by your healthcare provider. This may include:
To stop you from breathing through your nose, a clip will be placed on your nose during the test.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a spirometry?
After the test, you should know the results and what symptoms you should report to your healthcare provider. You should also understand all home care instructions and follow-up plans.
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