Dr. Rahimi tests the lung function of patients with pulmonary issues with Spirometry at his comfortable practice in Richardson, TX. Patients from Garland, Wylie, Plano, Dallas, and Rowlett, Texas can benefit from this advanced form of testing.
Spirometry is a pulmonary function test that measures the amount of air a person breathes in and out. The two key measurements from spirometry are forced vital capacity, or the largest amount of air a person can forcefully exhale, and forced expiratory volume which is the amount of air a person can push from their lungs in a single second. These two measurements help the doctor to diagnose if the disorder is restrictive or obstructive as well as the severity of the condition.
During the test, the patient will sit in front of the machine and wear a nose clip to ensure all breath is taken through the mouth. He or she will take a deep breath and breathe out as hard as possible into the mouthpiece of the machine. This action will be repeated several times to ensure consistent results. The whole process usually takes around 15 minutes to complete.
The test measures lung function and ability to transfer oxygen into, and carbon dioxide out of, the bloodstream. Dr. Rahimi will usually order this test if his patient shows signs of a chronic lung condition like asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis. This test might also be carried out on a regular basis for patients who have these conditions to keep an eye on pulmonary function and to monitor the effectiveness of medication and other services.
Spirometry is safe and non-invasive. It does require some exertion so the patient may feel short of breath or dizzy for a moment following the test. Also, patients who have recently had a heart attack or other heart condition should not complete this test. To prepare for the test, patients should not use any bronchial medicines for a few days in advance. If the patient smokes, he or she should abstain for 24 hours before the test. The patient will be advised to wear comfortable clothing and to avoid heavy meals for at least a few hours before the spirometry test is scheduled.
Our practice accepts many different kinds of insurance. For more information or questions about insurance providers, please call our office.
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