June 26 is World Spirometry Day. Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS, FCCP from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the Chest Foundation (www.onebreath.org) explains and demonstrates spirometry.
Spirometry is a simple breathing test to see how much air you can blow out in a single breath and it tells you and your healthcare professional your “lung numbers”. This test can help see how your lungs are working. Getting a spirometry test and knowing your lung numbers are important if you have trouble with breathing or coughing and especially if you’ve ever smoked cigarettes, shisha or hookah. If you smoke, the best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking.
Many lung diseases can be treated if they are identified. Finding out your lung numbers by getting a spirometry test is a simple first step to figure out if you have problems with your lungs. So if you answered “yes” to any of the questions at the beginning of the video and especially if you’ve ever smoked, ask your healthcare professional if a spirometry test will help figure out why you’re having trouble with coughing or breathing.
For more check: OneBreath.org