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    another asthma question
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    rvm1234 posted:
    on my last p.f.t I got a 49 on fvc and a 52 on fev1....my question is what do these numbers mean exactly are they bad, moderate or severe or what....do I need to worry get another doctor....
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    choo_chu responded:
    I think FEFV1 is the amount of air you can forcefully exhale in one second. The value is converted to a percent of normal, where normal is 80-120%. Yours is 52%, which is low. I don't know whether that's mild, moderate or severe.

    If you're not seeing a specialist, such as an allergist, you should consider making an appointment with one. Regardless whether you're seeing a specialist, if you're dissatisfied with your treatment and are having issues (problems breathing, coughing a lot, waking up at night, problems exercising, etc) you need to discuss that with your doctor. Also, allergies can impact asthma a lot, so if you haven't been tested (and treated) for allergies, you may want to discuss that at your next appointment. All in all, I'd say your treatment plan is probably inadequate and should be re-evaluated.

    Keep in mind, I'm not a doctor or healthcare professional of any kind. This is just my advice based on my experiences.

    Good luck!
     
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    rvm1234 replied to choo_chu's response:
    Thank you for your reply....and yes I have given it serious thought on seeing another specialist.


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