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What to know about interstitial lung disease

What to know about interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease is the name given to a group of conditions that cause inflammation and scar tissue in the lungs, making it harder for them to work. The airways, air sacs, outer aspect of the lungs, and the blood vessels may be affected as well. The condition causes people to feel breathless, and it […]

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Spirometry: What to expect with the lung function test

Spirometry: What to expect with the lung function test

Pulmonary function tests measure how well the lungs are working. A spirometry is a pulmonary function test that measures how much air a person breathes out, and how quickly. It is an office-based diagnostic test that is short, simple, and commonly used. Why perform a spirometry? A spirometry test may be used to diagnose COPD, […]