Spirometry Health Services in Hickory, NC
Spirometry is a quick, painless test with a handheld device called a spirometer which measures how much air a person’s lungs can hold and the speed of inhalations and exhalations during breathing.
Spirometry tells us how well the lungs are working. It is used to help diagnose and monitor health problems that affect the lungs and make breathing difficult. It can also be used to determine:
- the cause of shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing
- monitor treatment of respiratory problems
- evaluate lung functioning before medical procedures
Spirometry also plays an important role in occupational respiratory health. It can assist medical professionals by determining if a worker demonstrates a specific pattern of respiratory impairment and can help to assess the effectiveness of measures implemented to protect the individual worker.
Contact Hickory Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic at 828-322-1275 to learn more.