Indications for spirometry
Spirometry is a study of the external respiratory function, which assesses the volume of the lungs, the elastic properties of the airways and the patency during rapid exhalation. Spirometry is used for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, both in the diagnosis and in the monitoring of treatment. It is also an important diagnostic method for detecting the reversibility of bronchial obstruction using the test. Spirometry also allows early detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. Indications for examination are: chronic cough, shortness of breath both during calm state and during physical activity, the presence of a wheezing cough, allergic and vasomotor rhinitis, obesity, harmful substances (paint, powder), chest deformities and pathologies, assessment of the risk of surgical intervention before surgery.