Your doctor may suggest a spirometry test if he or she suspects your symptoms are caused by a chronic lung condition such as:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

If you've already been diagnosed with a chronic lung disorder, spirometry may be used periodically to check how well your medications are working and whether your symptoms are under control.

Jul. 09, 2011