Lung function (breathing) test.

Your specialist may wish to test your lung function.

Allergies can affect the lower airways, so it is important to check the lung function if indicated.

This is what happens:

  1. Whilst seated, you are asked to take a very big breath in and exhale into a tube as fast as you can for as long as you can. This is measured on a machine called a spirometer.
  2. If indicated, you are given a puffer (bronchodilator) to breath in.
  3. After approximately 10 minutes your breathing is measured again (as above) to see if there is any variation.
  4. The doctor will explain the results to you.

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