These testing methods are crucial tools in diagnosing and managing asthma effectively, ensuring tailored treatment plans for patients to achieve better asthma control and an improved quality of life.
Spirometry is a standard test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring the volume and flow of air you inhale and exhale. Spirometry helps diagnose asthma, determines its severity, and monitors how well your asthma treatment is working. It provides valuable data for creating personalized treatment plans.
Pulmonary function testing assesses your lung capacity, including Total Lung Capacity and Single Breath Diffusion. These tests aid in diagnosing and managing asthma by evaluating your lung health comprehensively. They help detect any abnormalities or restrictions in your lung function, enabling targeted treatment.
Allergy testing identifies specific allergens that trigger your asthma symptoms through skin or blood tests. By pinpointing your asthma triggers, allergy testing enables targeted avoidance measures and allergen-specific immunotherapy, reducing asthma exacerbations and improving overall asthma control.