Pulmonary Function Test in Jaipur (PFT)

Pulmonary Function Tests are non-invasive tools to measure the functional capacity of the patients’ lungs. These tests provide complete investigation, evaluation and monitoring patient’s respiratory pathology.

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Pulmonary Function Tests

About Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary Function Tests are non-invasive tools to measure the functional capacity of the patients’ lungs. These tests provide complete investigation, evaluation and monitoring patient’s respiratory pathology. In other words they measure how well patient’s lungs are working.

Your PFTs may include spirometry, which measures the amount of air you breathe in and out. For this test, you’ll sit in front of a machine and be fitted with a mouthpiece. It’s important that the mouthpiece fits snugly so that all the air you breathe goes into the machine. You’ll also wear a nose clip to keep you from breathing air out through your nose. The respiratory technologist will explain how to breathe for the test.

Pulmonary Function Test Symptoms

The most common side effects of Pulmonary Function Tests include:

  • 1. Restrictive lung diseases
  • 2. Breathing difficulties due to chest injury or surgery.
  • 3. Any kind of allergy
  • 4. Any Chronic lung condition as asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • 5. Prior surgery evaluation
  • 6. Obstructive airways
  • 7. Restrictive lung diseases
Pulmonary Function Test & Treatment

Spirometry and Plethysmography are the two methods to conduct PFTs. Both methods can be used to perform the tests depending upon the kind of information the doctor is looking for. Moreover, following are points to be taken care of by the patient while preparing for the test:

BiPAP machines often feature a “smart” breath timer that adapts to your respiratory patterns. It automatically resets the level of pressurized air when needed to help keep your breathing level on target.

Avoid a heavy meal before the test. This prevents lungs to inhale fully.

Avoiding tea and caffeine-containing drinks which cause opening of airways.

Wear loose-fitting clothes

Avoiding smoking and exhausting exercises. Don’t wear any jewelry or accessories.

Withhold inhaled medicine, bronchodilators 24 hours prior to test.

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