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What you need to know about

Lung function evaluation

What is a lung function evaluation?

Your lungs are an amazing, smart organ – sending oxygen to all cells in your body to keep them alive and working properly, then getting rid of the carbon dioxide waste product each cell makes. If this process stops working, your cells die…and you may not even realize it. That’s why we use the most advanced equipment available to quantify and monitor your baseline lung capacity and develop a personal treatment plan.

Signs of reduced lung capacity

  • Unexplained, long-term coughing
  • Shortness of breath – waking you at night or only outside in cold weather
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Decreased ability to exercise or do sports

Improving your lung function

Identifying and avoiding the cause can dramatically help improve your lung function.

Allergic disease and other triggers include:

  • Pollens
  • Mold
  • Exercise
  • Pet dander
  • Dust
  • Insect droppings
  • Smoking and second
    hand smoke
  • Cold/dry air
  • Viral or bacterial
    infections
  • Recurrent infections –
    3+ ear, sinus, throat or respiratory infections annually
  • Acid reflux
  • Air impurities – heating system emissions, scented candles, fireplace smoke

How to boost your lung function IQ

  • Establish baseline lung function data
  • Assess your environment to identify possible triggers
  • Create a treatment plan – may be as simple as learning to avoid triggers
  • Monitor your lung function regularly to ensure plan is effective