Posted 14 November 2007 - 04:51 AM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:09 AM
I'm going to give you a link to PFT's that is several pages long and gives you very detailed information as to what it is, why they do it, how it's done. I hope it helps you!
Please do let us know your end results.
Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:50 AM
Thank you sooooooo much for the information!
Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:48 AM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:28 AM
My rheumatologist can request a pft, but the actual test is done at the pulmonary clinic by a respiratory technician specially trained for this test. It's a very non-invasive test. You just sit there and breath in and blow out into a tube when the technician tells you too. The hardest part for me is the "take a deep breath, hold it, hold it, hold it, now blow out HARD - harder, harder, harder." I never get to the first "harder" because as soon as she tells me to blow out, I start coughing. There are a couple of different tests and from this little tests they can provide ALL that information listed in the link Sweet provided. It's pretty amazing.
Let us know how it goes.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 12:59 PM
Thank you so much for all the information, I will let you guys know when and what the results are from the test.