Spirometry (Breathing Test)

Creekside Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Huntsville, AL

It’s estimated that more than 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and asthma is only one type of lung-related condition. At Creekside Family Practice in Huntsville, Alabama, the team of doctors is committed to identifying any lung-related complications or respiratory malfunctions through comprehensive breathing tests.

Spirometry (Breathing Test) Q & A

What is a breathing test?

A breathing test, otherwise known as a spirometry, includes a series of assessments to evaluate how well your lungs function. Breathing tests gauge your breathing capacity and your lungs’ ability to bring oxygen into your body. Your doctor might recommend a breathing test if you:

  • Have symptoms of lung problems
  • Have been exposed to dangerous substances
  • Have a chronic lung disease
  • Are due for surgery

A breathing test is a handy tool to make sure everything is working properly and to make sure you’re ready for any upcoming procedures.

What are breathing tests for?

While a breathing test examines the functionality of your lungs, many conditions can be the source of lung problems or breathing difficulties. In some cases, a breathing test can look at how your body responds to treatment for an existing condition. In other cases, a breathing test can reveal conditions, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory infections
  • Chronic bronchitis

Breathing tests can play an integral part in identifying dangerous conditions early to avoid life-threatening complications down the line.

What breathing services do you offer?

Spirometry

Spirometry measures the amount of air you breathe in and out. With this test, you to sit facing a spirometer, put on a mouthpiece, and wear a nose clip. You then breathe into the mouthpiece and the machine records your breathing rate. Your doctor may ask you to breathe heavily, softly, or quickly to produce a range of results.

Nebulizer Treatments

Nebulizer treatments deliver medication efficiently and effectively to patients suffering from acute bronchitis, asthma, or other lung problems. Our doctors may provide this treatment to relieve patients suffering from breathing difficulties.

If you have a non-emergency breathing impairment, please book an appointment or a same-day sick visit with your doctor.