Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/asthma/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    Asthma or restrictive lung problem?
    avatar
    Marilynluver4 posted:
    Interpritation of Spirometry,PFT;29 year old female Interpretation of Lung Volumes; 29 year old female.I am a very active, typically healthy, active, 29 year old female. For as long as I can remember I have had troubles with breathing.

    When I was younger I was diagnosed with asthma. To my recollection this diagnosis was based merely off of symptoms alone.

    I have found myself short of breath walking up stairs, talking, even standing and doing dishes. I began to seek medical attention and through process of elimination, it appears that I may have a restrictive problem with my lungs.

    I was going to have a amnitol challenge done with my spirometry, however, the tech. decided the challenge was no longer necessary after seeing my results from the spirometery. I also have values for diffusing capacity and resistance.

    Here are the results:

    Spirometry:

    Ref Pre %Ref

    FVC Liters 4.50 3.75 83 FEV1 Liters 3.57 3.32 93 FEV1/FVC % 79 89 FEF25-75 L/sec 3.88 4.18 108 IsoFEF25-75 L/sec 3.88 4.18 108 PEF L/sec 7.25 7.26 100 FET100% Sec 2.93 FIF50% L/sec 3.95

    Lung Volumes:

    TLC Liters 6.35 **4.36 **69 VC Liters 4.50 3.75 83 FRC PL Liters 3.36 **1.89 **56 ERV Liters 1.49 **0.81 **54 RV Liters 2.05 **0.61 **30 RV/TLC % 29 **14

    Diffusing Capacity:

    DLCO mL/mmHg/min 27.7 24.1 87 DL Adj mL/mmHg/min 27.7 24.1 87 DLCO/VA mL/mmHg/min 4.62 5.69 123 VA Liters 4.24 IVC Liters 3.33

    Resistance:

    Raw cmH2O/L/sec 1.12 2.72 244 Gaw L/sec/cmH2O 0.807 0.367 46 Vtg (Raw) Liters 2.44 Raw f BPM 81



    I am awaiting the next step, but I was told not to work out or exert myself until further notice. I really enjoy working out. I was told that it could be scar tissue, and if so there is no treatment or anything to make you more comfortable. The allergist called me and wants me to have the asthma test after all and if it comes back negative, then we are going to do a CT. He said he is " new at reading spirometry tests" , and didnt act ad concerned ad the tech did. Im just not sure what to think.Thank you in advance for any advice or he.


    Helpful Tips

    Asthma InhalersExpert
    There are several types of inhalers for asthma. Some inhalers (inhaled steroids) are controller medications that are used on a daily basis ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    128 of 159 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Asthma and Allergies Center