Spirometry is a common and effective diagnostic test that can easily be done in your health care provider’s office. Spirometry is the most reliable way to test your lungs for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma. The earlier it’s done, the earlier lung disease can be detected and treated.
Who should have spirometry testing?
People with asthma:
Spirometry is an important diagnosis and management tool for people with asthma. If you have asthma and have never had a spirometry test, please talk to our respiratory therapist about spirometry.
Smokers and former smokers:
If you are over 40 and smoke or used to smoke, you may have COPD. Take this quick test:
If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, you may have symptoms of COPD. See our respiratory therapist to find out what is causing your symptoms
Why should I see a respiratory therapist? Can't it wait?
If you get early treatment for COPD you can slow down the damage to your lungs.
Referrals to our respiratory therapist are generated through the Temagami FHT’s physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse or through self-referral by calling (705) 569-3244 to request an appointment.
Early detection and intervention contribute
to the best possible health outcomes!
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