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McKinney/Prosper & Southlake Spirometry Testing

Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that measures how well your lungs are working. At TexasAllergyMD, we use spirometry tests as part of our comprehensive asthma testing and treatment solutions.

North Texas spirometry tests.

We are pleased to welcome North Texas patients to our allergy treatment centers in McKinney/Prosper and Southlake for a detailed evaluation and diagnosis. With a clear understanding of your asthma status, we can develop a personalized plan that delivers long-term health benefits.

An Overview of Spirometry Testing

A spirometry test measures the amount of air you inhale and exhale, as well as how quickly you exhale. As a part of diagnosing asthma and other respiratory conditions, the spirometry test evaluates how effectively the lungs are functioning.
During this test patients simply breathe into a mouthpiece that’s connected to a spirometer – a device that records pulmonary function measurements. These measurements help identify the presence and severity of airflow obstruction, which is an important part of diagnosing asthma and other lung diseases.

Spirometry testing is a proven, reliable method that both diagnoses asthma and determines its severity. Testing also tracks lung function over time, and assesses a patient’s response to treatment. As a longstanding and non-invasive diagnostic tool, the use of spirometry contributes to more positive health outcomes and a better quality of life.

The Spirometry Testing Process

Before the test our team will explain the process in detail, as well as check your asthma symptoms, your medical history and ask about currently-used medications (if any). Common stages in spirometry testing include the following.
  • Preparation – Height and weight are measured, and a clip may be placed on the nose.
  • Breathing – The patient takes a deep breath and then exhales quickly and forcefully into the device’s mouthpiece.
  • Repeat Process – The test is repeated several times to ensure accurate results.
  • Bronchodilator – The test may be repeated with a bronchodilator to assess the changes that may occur after taking medication.

Following the test, results are interpreted and discussed with the patient. We will then recommend a tailored treatment plan to manage your respiratory condition.

Common Questions About Spirometry Testing

A spirometry test usually takes around 15–30 minutes to complete. However, test duration can vary depending on the complexity of the condition, the time taken to deliver instructions and other related factors.

Spirometry testing is not painful, though you may feel mild discomfort or lightheadedness from breathing forcefully. These issues are temporary and tend to subside quickly after the asthma testing procedure.

You can take some types of medication before a spirometry test, but may be asked to temporarily stop other meds if they would interfere with the test. Speak with a medical professional before changing your normal medication routine.

Get Spirometry Testing for Diagnosing Asthma & Lung Conditions

For expert help managing asthma, visit TexasAllergyMD in McKinney/Prosper or Southlake. We offer spirometry testing and other solutions to check how well your lungs are functioning. Call (469) 375-1525 or request an appointment today.

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