COPD and Spirometry

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe. Spirometry is a simple, painless test that plays a vital role in diagnosing and managing COPD.

What is COPD?

COPD is a progressive disease that damages your lungs, causing inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This makes it harder to breathe in and out. Symptoms of COPD include:

  • Breathlessness, especially during activity
  • Frequent coughing, with or without mucus
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing

What is Spirometry?

Spirometry is a test that measures how well your lungs are working. During the test, you will be asked to take a deep breath and then blow out as hard and fast as you can into a mouthpiece connected to a machine called a spirometer. The spirometer measures the amount of air you can expel from your lungs and how quickly you can exhale it.

How can Spirometry Help with COPD?

What to Expect During a Spirometry Test?

If you have any concerns about COPD or would like to schedule a spirometry test, please call The Grange Medical Practice to schedule an appointment.

Here’s an additional link for more information Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: