Diagnosis of Asthma

Diagnosis of Asthma

Asthma can be hard to diagnose. The symptoms can be the same as other lung problems. The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. It will focus on the lungs.

Spirometry

Spirometry uses a spirometer to measure how much air a person breathes in and breathes out. It can find out the amount and rate of air that can pass through a person's airways.

Spirometry

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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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