p.p1 spirometry , lung volume and diffusion capacity

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Who’s at risk?

People who smoke cigarettes
Age – individuals with tobacco related emphysema begin to experience symptoms at 40 to  60 years of age 
Exposure to second hand smoking 
Individuals who have a genetic deficiency of Alpha–1 antitrypsin (AAT)
Exposure to chemicals and pollutants can cause damage and irritation to lung tissue

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Diagnosis

1 Doctor will conduct a medical  examination, record medical history and ask about 
presence of symptoms

2 Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) 
• Involves breathing maneuvers which measure air flow & volume of air in lungs

• Test includes peak flow , spirometry , lung volume and diffusion capacity
3 High Resolution Computed Tomography

Provides a detailed image of the lungs 

4 Chest X-Ray

Helps confirm diagnosis

5 Arterial Blood Gases Analysis

Measures how efficiently lungs transfer O? to bloodstream and remove CO? 

7 Complete Blood Count

Used to rule out other conditions e.g pneumonia – body may produce higher levels of white blood cells

8 Oximetry

Helps determine how well lung is functioning
Involves use of pulse oximeter to measure O? in blood – lower rates than 90% indicate decreased function of lungs

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